The Pauline L. Davis Papers consist of 2.5 cubic feet of records reflecting Davis' activities during her 25-year Assembly
career. The records contain Bill Files, 1961-1976; Subject Files, 1954-1976; and Committee Hearing Files, 1954-1974.
Pauline L. Davis, Democrat, was a California State Assembly Member from 1952-1976, the longest-serving woman in California's
State Assembly. In 1952, Davis succeeded her late husband, Assembly Member Lester Davis, Sr., by election to serve California's
2nd Assembly District. The 2nd Assembly District included cities within Trinity, Shasta, Siskiyou, Modoc, Lassen, Plumas,
and Sierra Counties. Following redistricting in 1966, she represented California's 1st Assembly District. This district,
the largest in California, encompassed more than 32,000 square miles in Del Norte, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra,
Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, and Humboldt counties. She served the 1st Assembly District until 1976.
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