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The George Moscone Collection, 1967-1978
MSS 328  
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Description
The Moscone Collection consists predominantly of George Moscone's records from his time in the California State Senate and as mayor of San Francisco, spanning the years of 1967-1978
Background
George Moscone was born in San Francisco in 1929 and grew up in the predominantly Italian neighborhood of Marina, west of North Beach. Raised as a Catholic, he attended St. Ignatius High School where he played basketball and graduated in 1947. He attended the College of the Pacific (now University of the Pacific), graduated in 1953, and went on to receive his law degree from U.C. Hastings in 1956. After serving in the Navy he started a private law practice in San Francisco by the name of Morgan and Moscone. He served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors from 1963 to 1966 and in the California State Senate from 1967 to 1976. George Moscone attempted to run for Governor in 1974 but never officially announced his bid, instead withdrawing before the Democratic primary. He was elected Mayor of San Francisco in December of 1975 and served from 1976 until his assassination in November of 1978.
Extent
64 linear feet
Restrictions
Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections 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 researcher.
Availability
Collection open for research.