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Inventory of the Frank D. Lanterman Papers
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The Frank D. Lanterman Papers consist of 8 cubic feet of textual records and one audiocassette tape that reflect the interests and political activities of Assembly Member Lanterman during his 28 years in the California State Legislature.Throughout his 28 years in the legislature, Lanterman took great interest in issues related to mental health and developmental disabilities.In addition to mental health, Lanterman also took interest in issues related to water rights throughout the state, as well as ethics within the legislative body.
Frank Dexter Lanterman was born in the Los Angeles region on November 4, 1901 and attended public elementary and high schools in Los Angeles and Glendale. He went on to study organ, piano, and music composition at the University of Southern California College of Music. Lanterman continued to maintain a strong interest in music throughout his life and played in many metropolitan theaters in Los Angeles as well as the State Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. Later in life he had the famous 34-ton Fox Theater Wurlitzer organ of San Francisco installed in a specially built room in his home. Lanterman resided in La Cañada, California beginning in 1914 and worked chiefly as a successful land developer.
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