Dills, Ralph C., 1910-

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Ralph C. Dills, a native of Texas and at the time (1939) of his successful candidacy for a seat representing the Sixty-ninth Assembly District a public school teacher, has served as assemblyman (1929-1949), justice of the peace and municipal judge (1949-1966), and state senator (1967-1990). His brother, Clayton A. Dills, served in the California State Assembly from 1943 to 1966. Ralph Dills's principal legislative interest has been to protect, preserve, and expand California's public education system. His legislation has included bills to create such institutions as El Camino Community College and California State University, Long Beach. He and other Los Angeles County legislators also created the foundation for a School of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles. In additioin to sponsoring numerous bills contributing to teacher collective bargaining and retirement systems, he authored landmark bills addressing waste management and promoting California tourism.

From the description of Oral History Interview with Ralph C. Dills, 1989. Transcript. / by Carlos Vasquez, University of California, Los Angeles for the State Government Oral History Program, California State Archives. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122540192

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associatedWith Brown, Edmund G. (Edmund Gerald), 1905-1996. person
associatedWith Burns, Hugh M. person
associatedWith California. Commission on Interstate Cooperation. corporateBody
associatedWith California Democratic Council. corporateBody
associatedWith California. Fair Political Practices Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith California. Legislature. Assembly. corporateBody
associatedWith California. Legislature. Senate. corporateBody
associatedWith California. State Lands Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith California State University, Long Beach. corporateBody
associatedWith California. Superior Court. corporateBody
associatedWith California. Tourism Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Compton (Calif.) Community College. corporateBody
associatedWith Dills, Clayton A. person
associatedWith El Camino Community College. corporateBody
associatedWith End Poverty in California (EPIC) corporateBody
associatedWith Evans, John W. person
associatedWith Garland, Gordon. person
associatedWith Glick, Fred P. person
associatedWith Gray, Dudley. person
associatedWith Kobata, Joe. person
associatedWith Morton, Harold C. person
associatedWith Olson, Culbert Levy, 1876-1962. person
associatedWith Pauley, Robert. person
associatedWith Samish, Arthur H., 1897-1974. person
associatedWith Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968. person
associatedWith Tenney, Jack B. (Jack Breckinridge), 1898-1970. person
associatedWith University of California, Los Angeles. School of Law. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Southern California. corporateBody
associatedWith Unruh, Jesse, 1922-1987. person
associatedWith Vasquez, Carlos. person
associatedWith Yorty, Samuel W. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Gardena (Calif.)
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Politics and government
World War, 1939-1945
Agricultural laborers
Private schools
Campaign funds
Petroleum industry and trade
Japanese Americans--Evaculation and relocation--1942-1945
Substance abuse
Public schools
Inheritance and transfer tax
Nonprofit organizations
Education, Bilingual
Public defenders
Conservation of natural resources
Credit unions
Education law and legislation
Chiropractic--Law and legislation
Political Campaigns
Health insurance
Education, higher


Birth 1910

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