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Finding aid to the Joseph Freitas, Jr. Papers (1969-1993) SFH 700
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Joseph Freitas, Jr. (1933-2006), also known as Joe Freitas, served as San Francisco's district attorney (1976-1980) when the office was defined by its handling of the Peoples Temple investigation and the Dan White trial. The collection contains records of Freitas' time as DA, as well as records from his time spent prior to 1976 in private practice, campaign records from his 1979 run for reelection, and his 1992 campaign for state senate. The collection is strong in records covering Freitas' time as DA, particularly the Dan White trial, the Peoples Temple investigation, accusations against him of campaign fraud, records about prostitution and child pornography, his work with various professional associations, and correspondence and clippings from 1976-1980.
Joseph Freitas, Jr. (1933-2006), also known as Joe Freitas, served as San Francisco's elected district attorney (1976-1980). Before and after his term of public service he practiced law as a labor specialist and mediator with the San Francisco firm of Neyhart, Anderson, Freitas, Flynn and Grosboll and its predecessors. He was a graduate of the University of San Francisco Law School (1967) and San Jose State University (1961).
13 cartons, 2 mss boxes (13.75 Cubic Feet)
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