These papers document the years David Roberti spent as California State Assemblymember for the 48th District (1967-71) and
as California State Senator (1971-94). This includes his years as President Pro Tem of the Senate (1980-1994).
The Roberti Papers consist of manuscripts, photographs, clippings, and printed material and came from Senator Roberti's Sacramento
and district offices. The Research Collection of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles thanks
Julia Stearns Dockweiler Foundation for its generous financial support in the processing of this collection.
David Roberti was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1939. He received his Bachelor of Arts in 1961 from then Loyola University
(now Loyola Marymount University), and his JD from the University of Southern California.He served in the California State
Assembly from 1967 through 1971, and then in the California State Senate. He was President Pro Tem of the Senate from 1980
through 1994. His noteworthy career as a California state legislator resulted in the passage of the first gun control legislation
in the United States (see Series 1, Subseries A).
369 archival document boxes; 1 oversize folder
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