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Inventory of the California Democratic State Central Committee Records
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The records of the Democratic State Central Committee are drawn from the papers of Elizabeth Snyder. Elizabeth Snyder was born April 8, 1914 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her political career began during college with the Young Democrats. She received her graduate degree from UCLA in Political Science in 1937. After graduation she was nominated to attend the Young Democrats convention in 1938 as national committee woman. The next few years she spent working on various Democratic party campaigns within California, including the 1948 Truman presidential campaign. In 1950 she worked on the initiative petition to abolish crossfiling. Two years later she served as chairman, women's division, Southern California, Democratic State Central Committee 1952. She also helped form Dime-a-Day for Democracy and the California Democratic Council 1952-1954. In 1954 she was the first woman appointed as chairman of the Democratic State Central Committee. She served as chairman until 1956. She attended the Democratic National Conventions in 1940, 1952 and 1956. In 1958 she became a partner with Snyder-Smith Advertising and Public Relations, and she directed successful campaigns for local candidates throughout the early sixties.
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