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Leo Gallagher Campaigns - Weatherwax CollectionSPC.2017.007
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Description
The Leo Gallagher Campaigns - Weatherwax Collection contains press releases, pamphlets, legal filings, campaign literature, lists of expenditures and receipts, internal campaign committee literature, endorsements, correspondence, and other papers about the 1933 and 1934 judicial campigns of Leo Gallagher from the personal collection of his campaign manager, John Weatherwax.
Background
Leo Gallagher (1887-1963) was a Los Angeles-based attorney specializing in labor law, as well as a labor activist. During his career, Gallagher defended such high-profile clients as San Francisco labor union activist Tom Mooney and communist George Dimitroff, as well as workers, activists, and minorities. In 1933, Gallagher ran for Los Angeles Municipal Court judge and lost. In 1934, he ran for associate justice on the California Supreme Court, losing that race as well. Gallagher ran for California Supreme Court again in 1936, for California Secretary of State in 1938, and for Los Angeles Board of Education in 1949. Although Gallagher was never elected to public office, he used his campaigns as a platform to advocate for his progressive causes.
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1 box
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
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