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Dorothy Vuksich Presidential Advance files
SFH 649  
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Records of local arrangements for visits of U.S. presidents and heads of state to San Francisco Bay Area
Dorothy Sabanovich was born in Galveston, Texas in 1922, one of nine children born to Montenegrin immigrant parents. She attended the University of Southern California in 1939, came to San Francisco in 1942, and married Raymond Vuksich the next year. She served on various San Francisco boards and commissions: San Francisco Delinquency Prevention Commission; San Francisco Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Healthcare Commission; UCSF Foundation; American Women for International Understanding, and other civic and religious organizations. Vuksich was a member of San Francisco Women for Nixon Committee, 1962, and worked for George Christopher when he was Republican nominee for California lieutenant governor that year. She worked with San Franciscans for Senator George Murphy in 1970. She served numerous terms on the San Francisco Republican Central Committee. San Francisco Chronicle political columnist Larry Liebert described her (1982) as "San Francisco's most tireless volunteer organizer of conservative political events." After working for the White House, Vuksich was appointed chief of the Division of Labor Statistics and Research by California Governor Pete Wilson in March 1994. Vuksich died in San Francisco in 1999.
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