Collection consists of correspondence, publications, and campaign literature, and memorabilia related to national and California
politics, particularly the California Republican Assembly. Includes rosters of state and county Republican Central Committees,
rosters of Republican clubs, correspondence with Thomas E. Dewey, and campaign materials relating to Los Angeles Mayor Fletcher
Bowron and California Governor Goodwin Knight.
Robert Fenton Craig was born in 1903 in Nebraska; BA, journalism, University of Nebraska; received law degree at University
of Nebraska and admitted to bar, 1927; admitted to California bar, 1932; specialized in corporate law, especially in field
of air law; assisted in founding the Republican Assembly in Los Angeles County (1932) and in drawing blueprint for the statewide
organization; executive secretary, California Republican Assembly (1934-38), later serving as president in Los Angeles County
(1955), and statewide president (1956); joined faculty of University of Southern California in 1940, becoming associate professor
of transportation in 1947 and full professor two years later; appointed professor of management, 1960s; active in Eisenhower's
presidential campaigns, handling all of the California visits in 1952 and 1956.Robert Fenton Craig was born, and raised in Nebraska and took his law degree at the University of Nebraska in 1927. That same
year he was admitted to the bar. He was admitted to the California bar in 1932. He specialised in corporation and partnership
law. Records of some of this practice are here in the papers, records of such clients as the California Association of Landscape
and Irrigation and the Appliance Profession Association. Much of his practice was in the field of air law (communications,
airports and transportation), in which field he came to be considered an expert.
22 boxes (11 linear ft.)
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