Jess: The Political Career of Jesse Marvin Unruh

Jess: The Political Career of Jesse Marvin Unruh

By: Jackson K. Putnam (author)Paperback

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Jesse Marvin Unruh acquired a national political reputation despite the fact that he never gained office above the California governmental level. He spent sixteen years (1955-1970) in the state legislature, seven of them as assembly speaker. While there he secured passage of moderate-liberal legislation and upgraded the quality of the state legislature to the number one position in the nation.

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Jackson K. Putnam is Professor Emeritus of History at California State University, Fullerton. Professor Putnam received his Ph.D. from Stanford University. He is also author of Old-Age Politics in California and Modern California Politics.


Chapter 1 Introduction and Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Youth: From Land to Sea, 1922-1945 Chapter 3 Studying, Working, and Running, 1945-1954 Chapter 4 The Legislator: Apprenticeship, 1955-1957 Chapter 5 The Road to the Speaker's Chair, 1958-1961 Chapter 6 The Speaker: Unruh and His System 1961-1968 Chapter 7 The Speaker's Agenda: Political, Socio-economic, and Cultural Chapter 8 The Speaker and the Governor: Pat Brown, 1962-1966 Chapter 9 The Speaker and the Governor: Ronald Reagan, 1967-1968 Chapter 10 Reagan, Unruh, and RFK in the 1968 Election Chapter 11 Minority Leader and Free Agent, 1969-1970 Chapter 12 The Race for Governor, 1970 Chapter 13 The Treasurer: An Overview of Unruh's Post-Legislative Career, 1970-1987 Chapter 14 Summary and Epilogue Chapter 15 Bibliography

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  • publication date: 15/02/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780761830689
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 462
  • ID: 9780761830689
  • weight: 944
  • ISBN10: 0761830685

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