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Oral history interview with William H. Lancaster ... oral history transcript 1994-1995 /
BANC MSS 96/79 c v. 1; BANC MSS 96/79 c v. 2; BANC MSS 96/79 c
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Oral history interview with William H. Lancaster ... oral history transcript 1994-1995


Lancaster, William H., 1931-, creator


Douglass, Enid Hart.


Claremont Graduate School, Oral History Program.


State Government Oral History Program (Calif.)


Mr. Lancaster recalls his 1958 election to the City Council of the recently incorporated City of Duarte, his service to the California State Assembly in 1972 until he decided to retire in 1992. Well known for his expertise in local government, William Lancaster served as a member of the Committee on Local Government for ten years. Since his retirement, he has served as a member of the East San Gabriel Valley Hospice Board of Directors and of the Mount San Antonio College Foundation Board of Directors. He recently established the Bill Lancaster Foundation, a nonprofit institution which makes grants to communities.


[1994-1995] (issued)


Lancaster, William H -- 1931-
Beverly, Robert G
Brown, Jerry -- 1938-
Jr -- Brown, Willie L. (Willie Lewis) -- 1934-
Deukmejian, George
McCarthy, Leo T -- 1930-2007
Nolan, Patrick J
Wilson, Pete
California. -- Legislature. -- Leadership. -- California Republican Party.
Republican Party (Calif.)
H.J. Heinz Company.
Alpha Beta Acme Markets.
Pepsi-Cola Company.
Sunshine Biscuit Company.
California -- Politics and government


by Enid Hart Douglass.
Transcript of an eleven-and-one-quarter-hours interview completed under the auspices of the Regional Oral History Office, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program.
Audiotape recording available in California State Archives.
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
California State University, Fullerton. Library. Oral History Program.
California State University, Sacramento. Library. University Archives.
Honnold Library for the Associated Colleges, Claremont, Calif.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
William H. Lancaster was born in Bakersfield, California on April 29, 1931. He attended elementary and high schools in Sacramento before his family moved to southern California which led to his graduation from Palm Springs High in 1949. In 1951, he married Amarilyn Treece Whittaker and they had three children. During 1951-52, Mr. Lancaster worked in sales for H. J. Heinz Co. then from 1953-64, he was with Alpha Beta Co. and Pepsi Cola; he was also a sales representative for Sunshine Biscuit Co. in southern California.
Includes name index.

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2 v. (iv, 256; 534 leaves bound) : port. ; 28 cm.




BANC MSS 96/79 c v. 1
BANC MSS 96/79 c v. 2
BANC MSS 96/79 c