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Inventory of the Assemblymember Robert W. Crown Papers
LP155; LP157  
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    Title: Assemblymember Robert W. Crown Papers
    Inventory: LP155; LP157
    Creator: Crown, Robert W., Assemblymember
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    [Identification of item], Assemblymember Robert W. Crown Papers, LP155; LP157, California State Archives.


    Robert W. Crown, Democrat, was first elected in 1956 to represent the 14th Assembly District which includes the cities of Alameda and San Leandro and portions of the City of Oakland. Major areas of legislative interest have included: economy in state operations; expanded educational opportunity programs; scholarship programs; fostering economic growth; providing health and welfare needs for the elderly and underpriviledged; consumer protection; financial assistance to help equip and train local law enforcement officers; and legislation calling for the need to convert California's defense oriented industries toward domestic proposes.
    Principal committee assignments have included Criminal Justice, Elections and Reapportionment, and Ways and Means. Crown served as Chairman of Ways and Means between 1961 and 1968, and was Vice-Chairman in 1969 and 1970. Crown died in 1973 after being hit by an automobile while jogging.