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Oral history interview with Thomas M. Rees

Author: Thomas M Rees; Carlos Vásquez
Publisher: 1987.
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Rees discusses his family bacground, education, World War II service. conversion from the Republican to Democratic parties in the early-1950s, agricultural implement business in Mexico, participation in national Democratic Party conventions from 1956 to 1968.
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Named Person: Thomas M Rees; William Lloyd Prosser; Fletcher Bowron; Monroe Butler; Augustus F Hawkins; Sam Rayburn; Edmund G Brown; Jerry Brown; Joseph C Shell; Howard Ahmanson; Paul Ziffren; Adlai E Stevenson, III; Hale Champion; James Roosevelt; Lawrence F O'Brien; Simon Casady; Pierre Salinger; Eugene J McCarthy; Robert F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; Hubert H Humphrey; Joseph A Rattigan; Leonard Horowin; Edward M Kennedy; Edmund S Muskie; John M McCormack; Frederick G Dutton; Allard K Lowenstein; Robert Moretti; Thomas E Dewey; Tony Rios; Edward Ross Roybal; Norris Poulson; Murray Chotiner; George Arnold; Goodwin Knight; Robert W Kenny; Jack B Tenney; Sam Yorty; Jesse Unruh; Arthur H Samish; Charles W Lyon; Earl Warren; Mildred Younger; Lynn Peterson; Luther H Lincoln; Lester A McMillan; Allen Miller; Earl D Desmond; Richard Richards; Caspar W Weinberger; Robert W Crown; Harold C Morton; Vivian Koppels
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas M Rees; Carlos Vásquez
OCLC Number: 123229991
Notes: In 1954, Thomas M. Rees was elected to represent the Fifty-ninth Assembly District of the California State Assembly. He served in the assembly unitl 1962, when he was elected as Los Angeles County's sole California state senator until the senate was reapportioned in 1965.
In 1966 Rees was elected to the United States House of Representatives, where he served until 1976. In the state assembly and senate Rees specialized in legislation dealing with metropolitan planning, social insurance, state fiscal reorganization, consumer credit, and rapid transit.
In the House Rees served on such major committees as Ways and Means, and Banking and Currency. He also was a member of the "Watergate Babies", a group of liberal Democrats seeking substantive governmental reforms in the wake of the Watergate scandal.
Description: ii, 388 leaves ; 28 cm.
Responsibility: by Carlos Vasquez.

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Rees discusses his family bacground, education, World War II service. conversion from the Republican to Democratic parties in the early-1950s, agricultural implement business in Mexico, participation in national Democratic Party conventions from 1956 to 1968.

Activities as a member of the CalifornState Assembly, California State Senate, and and the United States House of Representatives, and comments on a wide range ofindividuals and issues involved in California and national politics from the 1950s to 1987.

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