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Inventory of the Sam Farr Papers
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Sam Farr served as a California State Assemblyman from 1980-1993, representing the 27th and 28th Assembly Districts. The Sam Farr Papers consist of 19 cubic feet of records reflecting the interests and political activities of Farr during his 12 years in the California State Legislature, with an emphasis on the issues of economic development, educational excellence, and environmental protection.
California legislator Sam Farr was born July 4, 1941, in San Francisco. He received a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Biology from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, in 1963, and later attended graduate school at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California, and law school at the University of Santa Clara. He served for two years as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Columbia from 1964 to 1966. His first experience in California politics was serving as a budget analyst to the Legislature from 1969 to 1971, then as chief consultant to the Assembly Constitutional Amendments Committee from 1971 to 1975.
19 cubic feet
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