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Guide to the Gary K. Hart Collection
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Subject, bill, and general files, of a California state legislator representing the Santa Barbara area, first in the California State Assembly and then in the State Senate. Subjects such as children/youth/women/families, crime, education, employer/employee issues, energy, law, legislative/legislature concerns, medical/health issues, natural resources (land use, oil, and water), public assistance, taxes, and transportation are covered extensively.
Gary K. Hart was born in San Diego, California on August 13, 1943, while his father, a trained electrical engineer, was stationed in the South Pacific during WW II. His mother, Ruth Hart, was a homemaker. Hart spent his formative years living in the Los Angeles area, where he attended public schools in Santa Monica and Whittier. In 1959 his family moved to Santa Barbara, where he attended Santa Barbara High School. While at SBHS, Hart participated in student government-- he was elected student body president during his senior year, and was an All-CIF football player on the championship Santa Barbara High School Dons team. He received a football scholarship to attend Stanford University.
241 linear feet (258 boxes)
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