Inventory of the Robert G. Beverly Papers

Processed by Joseph P. Samora
California State Archives
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Inventory of the Robert G. Beverly Papers

Collection number: LP321

California State Archives

Office of the Secretary of State

Sacramento, California
Processed by:
Joseph P. Samora
Date Completed:
Encoded by:
Lisa DeHope
© 2001 California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert G. Beverly Papers
Dates: 1967-1996
Collection number: LP321
Creator: Robert G. Beverly, California Legislator
Collection Size: 11.3 cubic feet
Repository: California State Archives
Sacramento, California
Abstract: California legislator Robert G. Beverly served as a State Assembly Member from 1967-1976, and as a State Senator from 1977-1996. The Robert G. Beverly Papers consist of 11.3 cubic feet of records reflecting the interests and political activities of Beverly during his 29 years in the California State Legislature. The records contain one series: bill files.
Physical location: California State Archives
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Administrative Information


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert G. Beverly Papers, LP321:[folder number], California State Archives, (Sacramento, CA: Office of the Secretary of State).

Acquisition and Custodial History

The California State Archives acquired the Robert G. Beverly Papers with a deed of gift.


Robert G. Beverly, Republican, was a State Assemblyman, 1968-1976 and a State Senator, 1977-1996. Senator Beverly was first elected to the Assembly in the 1967 Special Election to succeed Charles E. Chapel who died in office. He represented Los Angeles County. Beverly was elected to the State Senate in 1976 to represent the 27th District in Los Angeles.
Born in Belmont, Massachusetts; Robert G. Beverly attended the University of Pittsburgh; University of California, Los Angeles; Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he graduated with a LLB in 1951. Senator Beverly's residence was in Los Angeles where he worked as an attorney. He was in the United States Marine Corps, 1943 to 1946, was Mayor and Councilman, Manhattan Beach, 1958 to 1967. Beverly had also served as City Attorney for the Cities of Lawndale, Industry, Cerritos and Bell Gardens.
Senator Beverly served as Past President of the Los Angeles Division, League of California cities and was a member of the State Bar of California, American Legion and South Bay YMCA Married to Elizabeth L. Weisel, they have four children: Barbara, William, Robert Jr. and Brian.
During his term in the California State Legislature, Senator Beverly was the Minority Floor Leader for the Assembly, 1972-1975 and served on numerous Senate and Assembly committees.

State Assembly, 1967-1976

  • Committee Chair
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Criminal Justice
  • Committee Vice Chair
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Committee Member
  • Rules
  • Constitutional Amendments
  • Finance, Insurance and Commerce
  • Judiciary
  • Local Government
  • Prison Reform and Rehabilitation
  • Revenue and Taxation
  • Administration of Justice (Select)
  • Economic Conversion (Joint)
  • Automobile Accident Study Commission

State Senate, 1976-1996

  • Committee Chair
  • Revenue and Taxation
  • Committee Vice Chair
  • Rules
  • Appropriations
  • Finance
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Committee Member
  • Banking and Commerce
  • Elections and Reapportionment
  • Finance, Investment, and International Trade
  • Governmental Organization
  • Judiciary
  • Transportation
  • Housing and Urban Affairs (Select)
  • Maritime Industry (Select)
  • Fisheries and Acquaculture (Joint)
  • Legislative Audit (Joint)
  • Legislative Budget (Joint)
  • California Debt Advisory Commission (Joint)
  • Tort Liability (Joint)

Scope and Content

The Robert G. Beverly Papers consist of Assembly and Senate Author's Bill Files, 1967-1996. The bill files document his legislative activity during his term as a member of the California State Legislature. Senator Beverly introduced legislation relating to elections, reapportionment, finance, investments, foreign trade, government organization, maritime industry, fisheries, budgets, insurance, prisons, transportation, housing, economy, constitutional amendments, taxation and commerce.

Related Material at the California State Archives

Oral History
Robert G. Beverly, Oral History Interview, conducted 1997 by Donald B. Seney, Oral History Program, California State University, Sacramento, for the California State Archives Government Oral History Program.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Beverly, Robert G.

Series Descriptions


Series 1 Bill Files 1968-1996

Physical Description: 204 file folders


Arranged chronologically and numerically by bill number within each file.

Scope and Content Note

Bill files created by Robert G. Beverly while he served as Assemblyman, 1968-1976 and Senator, 1976-1996. The files may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, editorials and newspaper clippings, correspondence, committee statements, and other information.
1968: AB89-AB1604 (2ff) LP321:1-2
1969: AB92-AB2266, ACR112-ACR247 (6ff) LP321:3-8
1970: AB166-AB2352, ACR34, ACR123 (3ff)LP321:9-11
1971: AB164-AB2322, ACR38, AJR7 (4ff) LP321:12-15
1972: AB278-AB2372, ACA42 (4ff) LP321:16-19
1973-1974: AB174-AB4339, ACR91-ACR175, AJR29,ACA146, HR201 (13ff) LP321:20-32
1975-1976: AB383-AB3120, ACA31, HR42, HR44 (8ff) LP321:33-40
1977-1978: SB282-SB2131, SCR48, SJR18, SJR28 (13ff) LP321:41-53
1979-1980: SB114-SB2062, SCA14, SCA18, SCR15,SCR51, SJR12, SJR20 (20ff) LP321:54-73
1981-1982: SB35-SB2004, SJR39 (13ff) LP321:74-86
1983-1984: SB174-SB2071, SCR9 (12ff) LP321:87-98
1985-1986: SB72-SB2608, SCR73, SJR34, SJR67 (21ff) LP321:99-119
1987-1988: SB56-SB2832, SCR34, SCR95 (20ff) LP321:120-139
1989-1990: SB20-SB2891, SCA10 (19ff) LP321:140-158
1991-1992: SB76-SB2059, SCR88, SR21 (18ff) LP321:159-176
1993-1994: SB68-SB2090, SCR39, SJR50, SB43X (17ff) LP321:177-193
1995-1996: SB13-SB2111, SCR28 (11ff) LP321:194-204