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Inventory of the Assemblymember George W. Milias Papers
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    Title: Assemblymember George W. Milias Papers
    Inventory: LP79-81
    Creator: Milias, George W., Assembly Member
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    [Identification of item], Assemblymember George W. Milias Papers, LP79-81, California State Archives.


    George W. Milias was first elected in 1962 to represent the 22nd Assembly District, comprising the southern portion of Santa Clara County. He was reelected in 1964, 66, and 68 and retired at the end of the 1970 Session. An active Republican party worker, Milias was president of the California Republican Assembly in 1957-58 and in 1960 vice-chairman of the delegation to the Republican National Convention and a member of the Rules Committee. Legislative programs of interest to Milias include conservation of natural resources and streamlining of state government.

    Assemblyman George W. Milias Biography

    (Prepared 2/13/69)

    Assemblyman George W. Milias has been representing the 22nd Assembly District for six years. He was elected for the first time in 1962 and re-elected in November 1968 to his fourth consecutive term. George was born and raised in Gilroy, graduated from San Jose State College with a BA in both History and Political Science and received his Master's degree in California Political History from Stanford University.
    His background in civic affairs includes serving as a member of the Santa Clara County Planning Commission in 1958, as Vice-Chairman in 1961 and Chairman in 1962. He was a member of the Santa Clara County Grand Jury in 1954 and served as Foreman in 1956. Numbered among his volunteer political activities are the Presidency of the California Republican Assembly in 1957-58; State Chairman, California Republican Party, 1958-60; Member, Republican National Committee 1958-60; Vice-Chairman of the California delegation to the 1960 Republican National Convention and Delegate to the 1968 Convention. In 1960 George was named to the National Young Republican Hall of Fame.
    Assemblyman Milias has been Vice-Chairman or member of the Fish and Game, and Conservation and Wildlife Committees every year since first elected. In recognition of his long time interests in this field, he now serves as Chairman of the Natural Resources and Conservation Committee. In addition to this chairmanship, he also serves as a member of the Elections and Constitutional Amendments, and Government Administration Committees in the California Assembly.

    Assemblyman George Milias: A Personal Biography


    • Member, California Assembly - 4th term
    • Chairman, Natural Resources and Conservation Committee
    • Member, Joint Committee on Seismic Safety
    • Member, California Heritage Preservation Commission
    • Member, Executive Committee, Citizens Advisory Commission to the Governor's Conference on California's Changing Environment
    • Member, California Advisory Commission on Marine and Coastal Resources
    • Member, Assembly Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments
    • Member, Assembly Committee on Governmental Administration


    • Member, California Republican State Central Committee
    • Member, Santa Clara County Central Committee
    • Chairman, Environmental Quality Committee, Republican State Central Committee
    • Past President, California Republican Assembly
    • Past Chairman, California Republican State Central Committee
    • Past Member, Executive Committee, Republican National Committee
    • National Young Republican Hall of Fame
    • Delegate, Republican National Convention 1968, 1960 and 1956
    • Delegate, Republican National Convention 1968


    • Past Chairman, Santa Clara County Planning Commission
    • Past Foreman, Santa Clara County Grand Jury
    • Executive Board, Boy Scouts of America
    • Rotary
    • Elks
    • Sierra Club
    • Commonwealth Club
    • Audubon Society
    • Native Sons of the Golden West
    • Phi Mu Alpha
    • Phi Alpha Theta
    • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
    • Tau Delta Phi
    • San Jose Alumni Association
    • Stanford Alumni Association


    • B.A. Political Science, San Jose State College
    • M.A. Political Science, Stanford University