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Guide to the Richard J. Dolwig Collection, 1950-1981
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Richard J. Dolwig Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1950-1981
    Box Number: 1975-1988
    Creator: Dolwig, Richard J., 1908-
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Richard J. Dolwig Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Dolwig, Richard J., 1908-
    California--Politics and government--1951-
    California--Politics and government--1850-1950


    Files on water: reports, notes, clippings, minutes, correspondence


    Republican State Senator Richard Dolwig was born in North Dakota. He practiced law in Redwood City, California and was elected to the State Assembly in 1946 and reelected four times. As Senator from San Mateo County he introduced a water plan in 1960. In 1961 he ran for Attorney General and was defeated. In 1965, he introduced legislation to divide the state into a Northern and Southern California. He was active in supporting conservation issues. He and six others were indicted in 1975 for attempting to bilk millions of dollars out of real estate developers. He was found guilty of eight counts of fraud and sentenced to five years in the federal penetentiary.

    Material Transferred from the Collection


    • Engineering Study of the Greater Central Valley-Southern California Multipurpose Water Development Plan.


    • Dolwig, Richard J.

    Charts, diagrams, tables, etc.:

    • "The Cox Process for Producing Municipal, Industrial, and Irrigation Water from Sea Water." "Preliminary Engineering Study (Work Sheet). Tabulation of Surplus Waters Distribution in California."


    • California. Sacramento County. [1960]

      County of Sacramento Dept. of Public Works, Folsom North Service Area

      MAP c912 S12 1960
    • California. General. [1959]

      Feather River Project

      MAP c912 C15 1959
    • California. General. [1960]

      State Water Resources Development System

      MAP c912 C15w 1960
    • California. General. 1960.

      Proposed Central Valley-Southern California Water Plan.

      MAP c912 C15 1960