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Guide to the Phillip Isenberg papers, 1957-2002
MSS 1991/01  
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Contains the personal and professional papers of Phillip Isenberg, a Sacramento city council member and its mayor. He spent 14 years in the State Legislature and retired in 1996. Includes Sacramento City Council Member, Mayoral and California State Assembly files. The collection also contains Isenberg's university files, including California State University, Sacramento. There is also a large collection of political posters collected during Phillip Isenberg's career.
1939 - Born in Gary, Indiana 1943 - Moved to Sacramento 1956 - Graduated from El Camino High School 1960 - Attendee, Democratic National Convention 1961 - Graduated from CSUS (BA/Social Science) 1961 - VP, California Federation of Young Democrats (CFYD) 1961 - Joined Senator Hugo Fisher’s staff (San Diego) 1961-62 - Exec. Secty., State Senate Committee on Legislature Representation 1962 - President, California Federation of Young Democrats (CFYD) 1963 - 77th AD Coordinator, Voter Project and Armando Rodriguez campaign 1963 - Campaigned for Murray Goodrich, Mayor of San Diego 1964 - Field representative, Alan Cranston’s campaign for U.S. Senate 1966 - Director, Northern California Voter Registration campaign 1967 - Graduated from Boalt Hall School of Law 1967 - Worked at San Francisco law firm of Assemblyman Willie Brown (as admin. asst. and associate attorney) 1967 - Campaigned for Jack Morrison, Mayor of San Francisco 1968 - Observer, Democratic National Convention 1969 - Partner in his own law firm (Isenberg, Moulds and Samuel) 1971-75 - Sacramento City Councilman, 5th District (2 terms) 1972 - Alternate/Delegate, Democratic National Convention 1972 - Campaigned for Presidential candidateGeorge McGovern 1974 - Campaigned for California Gubernatorial candidate William Matson Roth 1975-82 - Mayor of Sacramento 1976 - Alternate/Delegate, Democratic National Convention 1980 - Alternate/Delegate, Democratic National Convention 1982-88 - Assemblyman, 10th District (3 terms) 1988-96 - Senator (2 term) 1996 - Professor of Government, CSUS
180.0 Linear feet (130 record cartons; 1 manuscript box; 1 box of receipts; 5 oversize flat boxes; 15 scrapbooks; 6 plaques; and 4 flat file drawers of posters)
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