The Frank Lanterman papers, 1955-1978 (bulk 1965-1978), represent a part of the legislative career of Frank Lanterman, who
served in the California State Assembly from 1951 to 1978. Lanterman, who was responsible for almost 400 bills during his
28-year career, was known as California's "Father of Mental Health," a tribute to his long service as champion for the state's
mentally ill community.
Frank Lanterman was born November 4, 1901, in Los Angeles, California, into a family whose arrival in the city dated back
to 1875. He studied music at the University of Southern California's (USC) School of Music but did not graduate. He tried
to make a career in the movie industry playing musical accompaniment to silent movies. But the family business required his
attention, and he turned to managing their landholdings.
31.0 Linear feet
31 banker's boxes
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