The Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission of California was established in 1959 to celebrate the life of President Abraham Lincoln.
The records of the Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission consist of 6 file folders of publications, commission and exhibit files
that cover the years 1959-1960.
On September 18, 1959, Chapter 1892 (Statutes of 1959) established the Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission of California.
The Commission was to commemorate the life and accomplishments of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and to celebrate the one
hundred and fiftieth anniversary of his birth. The Commission consisted of eleven members: Assemblyman Charles B. Garrigus
(chairman), Senator Nelson S. Dilworth (vice-chairman), Dr. William N. Davis, Jr. (secretary), Governor Edmund G. (Pat) Brown,
Sr., Lieutenant Governor Glenn M. Anderson, Assembly Speaker Ralph M. Brown, Attorney General Stanley Mosk, Senator Randolph
Collier, Senator Paul L. Byrne, Assemblyman Carl A. Britschgi, and Assemblyman George A. Wilson.
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