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Inventory of the Charles Warren Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Charles Warren papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1963-1976
    Collection number: LP159:6-55
    Creator: Warren, Charles
    Extent: 2.75 cubic feet
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Abstract: Charles Warren, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member, 1963-1977. The bill files document his legislative activity during his terms as a member of the California State Legislature.
    Physical location: California State Archives
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Charles Warren papers, LP159:[folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

    Acquisition Information

    The California State Archives acquired the Charles Warren papers following his Assembly term.

    Alternative Forms of Material Available

    Some files are available on micorfilm at the California State Archives.


    Charles Warren, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member, 1963-1977. His district, within Los Angeles County included the areas of Hollywood and Wilshire. He was elected to the 56th Assembly District, which became the 46th Assembly District after redistricting.
    Assembly Member Warren was born on April 26, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended Horace Mann Grade School and Paseo High School. From June 1944 to November 1946, he served in the United States Army. Assembly Member Warren established residence in California in 1945, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of California, Berkeley, and a degree in Law from Hastings College of Law. Father of three children, he married Audrey Paul on March 16, 1963.
    Assembly Member Warren was elected to the State Assembly in 1962. From 1966-68, he served as Chairman of the Democratic Central Committee. Later in his career, he served as Chairman for the Energy Task Force of the National Legislative Conference, and was a member of the Environmental Advisory Committee of the Federal Energy Administration. He has also been a member of the Urban League, National Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association, Wilshire Bar Association, Wilshire Chamber of Commerce, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, and the California Bar Association. After leaving the State Assembly, Warren went on to serve on former President Jimmy Carter's cabinet as Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality from 1977 through 1979.
    During his term in the California State Legislature, Assembly Member Warren served on a number of committees. According to the Legislative Handbooks, he served on the following committees:

    California State Assembly, 1963-1976

    • Standing Committees
    • Elections and Reapportionment, 1967
    • Energy and Diminishing Materials, 1975
    • *Chair, 1975
    • Governmental Efficiency and Economy, 1963-1965
    • Governmental Organization, 1963
    • *Vice Chair, 1963
    • Judicial Council, 1971
    • Judiciary, 1971-1974
    • *Chair, 1971-1974
    • Municipal and County Governments, 1963-1965
    • Natural Resources and Conservation, 1969-1974
    • Natural Resources, Planning, and Public Works, 1965, 1967
    • *Vice Chair, 1965
    • Planning and Land Use, 1971-1973
    • Planning, Land Use and Energy, 1974
    • Resources, Land Use and Energy, 1975
    • *Chair, 1975
    • Revenue and Taxation, 1976
    • Transportation and Commerce, 1963-1965
    • Water, 1976
    • Ways and Means, 1976-1975
    • Subcommittee
    • State Energy policy, 1973-1974
    • Special Subcommittee
    • California's Food and Agricultural Economy, 1976
    • Select Committees
    • Administration of Justice, 1971-1972
    • California Council on Criminal Justice, 1973-1974
    • Deep Water Ports, 1974
    • Health and Manpower, 1972
    • Judicial Council, 1972-1974
    • Medical Malpractice, 1973-1975
    • Open Space Lands, 1973
    • Joint Committees
    • Committee on Public Domain
    • *Chair, 1975-1976

    Scope and Content

    The Charles Warren Papers consist of one series: Assembly Bill Files, 1963-1976. The bill files document his legislative activity during his terms as a member of the California State Legislature. The bills, amendments, and resolutions proposed by Assembly Member Warren center on issues such as, agricultural land use and preservation, civil rights, natural resources, pollution, fair employment and housing practices, women's rights, state colleges, public health, juvenile courts, motor vehicles, energy and public utilities.


    Arranged into one series of bill files.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been associated with these materials in the Archives' automated public access system.


    Warren, Charles, 1927-
    California - - Legislature - - Assembly
    Environmental policy

    Related Material

    Charles H. Warren, "From the California Assembly to the Council on Environmental Quality, 1962- 1979: The Evolution of an Environmentalist," an oral history conducted in 1982 by Sarah Sharp, in Democratic Party Politics and Environmental Issues in California, 1962-1976, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1986.