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Inventory of the B. Abbott Goldberg Papers, 1955-1966
MS 85/2  
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Description
Papers include legislative histories of San Luis Act of 1959, Reclamation Act of 1902, Central Valley Project Act of 1933, and the Federal Power Act; also includes cumulated material on "unjust enrichment" in operation of State Water Project and on court cases involving the Dept. of Water Resources in period 1950-65; files on State Water Project financing.
Background
B. Abbott Goldberg was born in Fitchburg, Mass., in 1916. He graduated from the University of Michigan and Harvard Law School. He moved to California in 1944 and taught four years at Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. From 1948 to 1961 he was deputy and later assistant attorney general of California, handling the major litigation concerning the state's interest in the Central Valley Project. He also was in charge of the attorney general's office section concerned with education and welfare law. From 1961 to 1966 he served as deputy director and chief deputy director of the California Department of Water Resources. He also acted as special counsel to the governor on the legal problems of water development. He was appointed a judge of the Municipal Court in Sacramento in 1966 by Gov. Edmund G. Brown.
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Water Resources Collections and Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Water Resources Collections and Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.