Hayden, Tom, 1939-2016

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Tom Hayden, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member, 1983-1992 and a State Senator, 1993-1998. He represented the 44th Assembly District in Los Angeles County until 1992 when his Assembly seat was eliminated with redistricting. Hayden was then elected to the 23rd Senatorial District in Los Angeles. He left office in 2000 because of term limits.

Hayden was a leader of student civil rights and anti-war movements in the 1960s, and the environmental and anti-nuclear movements in the 1970s. In 1994, Senator Hayden was a candidate for Governor of California in the June Democratic Primary, calling for reform of campaign finance and lobbying practices.

Senator Hayden was born on December 11, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan. He established California residence in 1968. Hayden attended the University of Michigan where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1961. He worked as a teacher and has written nine books including The Lost Gospel of the Earth, The Whole World Was Watching and Reunion which was cited by the New York Times as one of the best 200 books written in 1988. Senator Hayden was a faculty member at Pitzer College, University of Southern California, Immaculate Heart College, Holy Names College, Santa Monica College, New College and California State University, Sacramento.

He was formerly married to actress Jane Fonda. His children include his son Troy and step-daughter Vannessa. Senator Hayden is currently married to Barbara Williams, an actress and singer from British Columbia and has a son by this marriage.

Senator Hayden was active on the Solar-Cal Council, State of California, 1978-82. He served as the Governor's Alternate to the Southwest Border Regional Commission, 1979-80; the California representative to Western SUN, 1978-81; and the Chairman of Campaign California. He was member of National Organization of Women, Sierra Club, and Big Ten Alumni Club. He was appointed to the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEF) and attended the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

During his term in the California State Legislature, Senator Hayden authored 100 measures enacted into law or legislative policy. He was chair of Proposition 65 (1986) which enacted the nation's toughest drinking water protections and endorsed Proposition 99 (1988) which created the nation's most successful anti-smoking campaign. An environmental activist, Hayden headed up the Big Green initiative and authored legislation relating to environmental restoration, pollution penalties and mandatory recycling programs.

He has served on the following legislative committees:

In addition, as a member of the Legislature, Hayden was a member of the California Commission on Innovation, 1983-1984; Commission of the Californias, 1985-2000; California Policy Seminar, 1978-1992.

Assembly, 1983-1992

Standing Committees Aging and Long Term Care, 1987-1988 Banking, 1991-1992 Consumer Protection and Toxic Materials, 1983-1984 Economic Development and New Technologies, 1983-1986 Sub-Committee on Biotechnology, 1985-1986 Education, 1983-1990 Sub-Committee on Higher Education, 1985-1990 Chair, 1985-1990 Review of the Master Plan for Higher Education, 1985-1986 Environment Safety and Toxic Materials, 1985-1990 Finance and Bonded Indebtedness, 1991-1992 Labor and Employment, 1987-1990 Chair, 1987-1990 Natural Resources, 1991-1992 Policy Research, 1985-1986 Revenue and Taxation, 1983-1986 Vice Chair, 1983-1984, 1989-1990 Ways and Means, 1987-1988 Select Committees Accreditation, 1989-1990 Legislative Task Force on the Santa Monica Bay, 1989-1990 Chair, 1989-1990 Marine Resources, 1991-1992 Oil Spill Prevention and Response Preparedness, 1989-1990 Special Committees Immigration in the Work Place, 1987-1988 Los Angeles Crisis, 1991-1992 Policy Research Management, 1987-1988

Senate, 1993-2000

Standing Committees Budget and Fiscal Review, 1997-2000 Sub-Committee No.2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Judiciary and Transportation, 1997-1998 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving in Our Schools, 1993-2000 Education, 1995-1996 Energy and Public Utilities, 1993-1994 Energy, Utilities and Communications, 1995-1998 Environmental Quality, 1997-2000 Natural Resources and Wildlife, 1993-2000 Chair, 1993-2000 Sub-Committee on Coastal and Ocean Protection, 1999-2000 Toxics and Public Safety Management, 1993-1996 Transportation, 1993-2000 Select Committees Alameda Corridor, 1997-1998 California's Role in World Trade Organization, 1999-2000 Chair, 1999-2000 Community Development, 1997-1998 Family, Child and Youth Development, 1999-2000 Genetics and Public Policy, 1995-1998 Higher Education, 1997-2000 Chair, 1997-2000 Northridge Earthquake, 1993-1996 Southern California Water Districts Expenditures and Governance, 1997-2000 Special Committees Entertainment Industry, 1993-1994 Local Government Investments, 1995-1996

From the guide to the Tom Hayden papers, 1983-2000, (California State Archives)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn United States of America v David T. Dellinger, Rennard C. Davis, Thomas E. Hayden, Abbott H. Hoffman, Jerry C. Rubin, Lee Weiner, John R. Froines, et al. United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Chicago Branch
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Andreĭ Sakharov papers, 1852-2002 (inclusive), 1960-1990 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1875-2004 (inclusive), 1936-2000 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 2/2/78 [3]
referencedIn Brian J. Coyle papers., 1965-1991. Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn Department of Communication (University of Michigan) records, 1926-1995 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Sarah Elbert papers, 1968-1976. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Connecticut Citizens Action Group Records., undated, 1964-2002 Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Tom Hayden papers, 1983-2000 California State Archives
referencedIn David T. Dellinger, Rennard C. Davis, Thomas E. Hayden, Abbott H. Hoffman, Jerry C. Rubin, Lee Weiner, John R. Froines, et al. v United States of America United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Chicago Branch
referencedIn Papers, 1908-1985 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn James Forman Papers, 1848-2005, (bulk 1961-2001) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Students for a Democratic Society: James Zarichny Collection, ca. 1962-ca. 1965 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn 2/2/78 [3]
referencedIn Videotapes, 1978-1980 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Contemporary History Project (The New Left in Ann Arbor, Mich.) transcripts of oral interviews, 1978-1979 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
Role Title Holding Repository
Direct Relationships
Relation Name
associatedWith 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith BARBARA DEMING, 1917-1984 person
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Connecticut Citizens Action Group. corporateBody
associatedWith Contemporary History Project (The New Left in Ann Arbor, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Coyle, Brian J., 1944-1991 person
spouseOf Fonda, Jane, 1937- person
correspondedWith Forman, James, 1928-2005 person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-1989 person
associatedWith Sarah Elbert. person
associatedWith University of Michigan. Department of Communications. corporateBody
associatedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
associatedWith Zarichny, James person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Santa Monica CA US
Royal Oak MI US
Municipal bankruptcy--California--Orange County
Land use--California
Fertility clinics--California
Civil rights workers


Birth 1939-12-11

Death 2016-10-23




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