Rees, Thomas M., 1925-

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In 1954, Thomas M. Rees was elected to represent the Fifty-ninth Assembly District of the California State Assembly. He served in the assembly until 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 assembley 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.

From the description of Oral history interview with Thomas M. Rees, 1987. Transcript. [electronic resource] / by Carlos Vasquez, University of California, Los Angeles for the State Government Oral History Program, California State Archives. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 755181116

In 1954, Thomas M. Rees was elected to represent the Fifty-ninth Assembly District of the California State Assembly. He served in the assembly until 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.

From the description of Oral history interview with Thomas M. Rees : oral history transcript / By Carlos Vasquez, Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles, for the State Government Oral History Program, California State Archives, 1987. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 214945263

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Birth 1925-03-26

Death 2003-12-09

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