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Guide to the Leroy F. Greene papers, 1962-1977
MSS 1998/02  
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  • Scope and Contents note
  • Accruals note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Custodial History note
  • Processing Information note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Biographical/Historical note

  • Title: Leroy F. Greene papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 1998/02
    Contributing Institution: California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 40.0 Linear feet (32 record cartons)
    Date (inclusive): 1962-1977
    Abstract: Leroy F. Greene served as California State Assemblyman from 1962 to 1982 and California State Senator from 1982 to 1998. He represented the 6th Assembly District. His 36-year career ended when Proposition 140 was approved, which limited terms. Collection consists of bill files, legislation, subject files, correspondence, press clippings and photographs.
    Language of Materials note: English.
    creator: Greene, Leroy F.

    Scope and Contents note

    Collection consists of bill files, legislation, subject files, correspondence, press clippings and photographs.

    Accruals note

    No additions are expected.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. Requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Permission for publication is given on the behalf of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Library, California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Custodial History note

    Leroy F. Greene assembled these papers over many years. The collection was later donated to CSU Sacramento in 1998.

    Processing Information note

    Listing created by by Mohasit Monh in 2002.

    Preferred Citation note

    [Identification of item including date], [Folder Title], MSS 1998/02, Leroy F. Greene papers, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    The Leroy F. Greene papers were given to the CSUS Special Collections and University Archives in October 1998.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Leroy F. Greene was a California State Senator (Democrat) who wrote a substantial amount of legislation while he was in office. Born in 1918 in Newark, New Jersey, he went on to graduate from Purdue University in 1940 with a degree in engineering. After several years of working with bridge design in private engineering firms, he eventually started his own California firm in 1951 known as "Leroy Greene and Associates Consulting Engineers".
    He was first elected to the California State Legislature in 1962. He went on to serve in both the State Assembly and Senate for 36 years, making him (at the time) the Legislature's longest-serving sitting lawmaker.
    Throughout his years in service, Leroy Greene wrote several bills. They ranged from prohibiting the sale of previously frozen meat as fresh to the legalization of Bingo and prostitution. His legacy, however, is the expansion and seismic upgrading of California's schools to resist earthquakes and fires.
    Leroy Greene died on September 29, 2002 from peritonitis. He was 84 years old.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Greene, Leroy F.
    Greene, Leroy F.
    California. Legislature. Assembly
    California. Legislature. Senate
    Politicans -- California