Edward Ross Roybal (1916- ) was a public health educator for the California Tuberculosis Association (1942-44), the director
of health education for the Los Angeles County Tuberculosis and Health Association (1945-49), a member of the Los Angeles
City Council (1949-62), president of Eastland Savings and Loan Association (1958-68), and a Democrat in the U.S. Congress,
House of Representatives (1963-93) where he served as chairman of the Select Committee on Aging from 1989-93. The collection
consists of manuscripts, correspondence, notes, photographs, and printed material related to his career as a Los Angeles City
Edward Ross Roybal was born into a family that traced its roots to Spain's colonization of northern New Mexico in 1598. In
1922, a railroad strike prevented his father from being able to work, and Roybal moved with his family to the East Los Angeles
neighborhood of Boyle Heights, where he attended local public schools, graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1934. After
graduation, Roybal joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal program that provided him with an experience that
both reflected and reinforced his developing commitment to public service. After serving in the CCC, Roybal attended the University
of California, Los Angeles, and later studied law at Southwestern University.
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