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April 9, 1989
Scott Harris' stories on the student body elections at USC were well done and interesting (Metro, March 24-25). This sometimes fierce competition between the fraternity-backed "conservatives" and mostly independent "liberals" has been going on 40 years at USC. Forty years ago the Daily Trojan and its investigative reporters determined that the student body election had fraudulent voting. The election was void and the new ballot elected USC's first independent president, Bob Padgett.
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December 21, 1995 | GEORGE SKELTON
Three decades ago, a thin young man wearing a briefly fashionable Nehru jacket and a very wide grin showed up in the back row of the Assembly chamber. "Who's that?" a reporter asked. "That's the guy who beat Eddie Gaffney," I said. Edward M. Gaffney, 78, a former Shakespearean actor first elected to the Assembly from San Francisco in 1940, was a sweet gentleman best known for two things. Each March, he'd put on a green derby and lead the Assembly in celebrating St. Patrick's Day.
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NEWS
February 10, 1988
The state office building on the Captiol Mall, where Jesse M. Unruh concluded his influential and colorful political career, was dedicated to his memory by Gov. George Deukmejian. Unruh, a prominent figure in California politics for more than 30 years, was state treasurer when he died of cancer in August.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1989 | CLAUDIA LUTHER, Times Political Writer
Ending weeks of speculation, former U.S. Treasurer Angela M. (Bay) Buchanan of Irvine barnstormed California on Tuesday to announce her candidacy for the Republican nomination for state treasurer. Buchanan, 40, flew to Sacramento, Fresno, Burbank and San Diego to promote her challenge of Treasurer Thomas Hayes, a Republican. Hayes, 43, was appointed to his post by Gov. George Deukmejian last year after the death of Jesse M. Unruh. Buchanan, calling herself "the underdog" to the governor's candidate, nevertheless dismissed suggestions that she was defying Deukmejian.
NEWS
April 23, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
State Treasurer Jesse M. Unruh was admitted to the UCLA Medical Center suffering from a blood clot in his leg, Unruh's chief deputy reported Wednesday. Unruh, 64, the former "Big Daddy" Speaker of the Assembly and a four-term treasurer, was diagnosed with phlebitis after admitting himself to the hospital late Monday afternoon, Deputy Treasurer Liz Whitney said. She said he is scheduled to be released from the hospital Sunday.
NEWS
July 17, 1987
Ailing state Treasurer Jesse M. Unruh was released from UCLA Medical Center, where he has been undergoing treatment since June 24 for a recurrence of prostate cancer. An Unruh press aide said the veteran politician returned to his Marina del Rey home and that he is in good condition and "in great spirits." His chief deputy, Elizabeth Whitney, said Unruh has been in frequent contact with his office while being hospitalized to adjust his medications.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1986
Two Democrats, both approaching the status of institutions in Sacramento from different directions, seek reelection as constitutional officers on Nov. 4. We endorse the candidacies of Jesse M. Unruh for a third term as state treasurer and March Fong Eu for a fourth term as California's secretary of state.
NEWS
May 16, 1988 | BILL BOYARSKY, Times City-County Bureau Chief
The June ballot measure to limit legislative campaign spending, and provide for public financing of Senate and Assembly races, is expected to receive a $100,000 contribution from the political fund left by the late state Treasurer Jesse M. Unruh. Trustees of the Unruh campaign treasury met Friday and agreed on a plan to turn over the money from the fund, which contains at least $1.3 million in unused Unruh campaign contributions, sources familiar with the trustees action said Sunday.
NEWS
December 21, 1995 | GEORGE SKELTON
Three decades ago, a thin young man wearing a briefly fashionable Nehru jacket and a very wide grin showed up in the back row of the Assembly chamber. "Who's that?" a reporter asked. "That's the guy who beat Eddie Gaffney," I said. Edward M. Gaffney, 78, a former Shakespearean actor first elected to the Assembly from San Francisco in 1940, was a sweet gentleman best known for two things. Each March, he'd put on a green derby and lead the Assembly in celebrating St. Patrick's Day.
NEWS
August 10, 1987 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
Jesse M. Unruh was emotionally eulogized at his funeral Sunday afternoon as a politician who believed that the truest function of government was to protect those least able to protect themselves, and as a "teacher" of government whose students were the state's top political figures.
OPINION
April 9, 1989
Scott Harris' stories on the student body elections at USC were well done and interesting (Metro, March 24-25). This sometimes fierce competition between the fraternity-backed "conservatives" and mostly independent "liberals" has been going on 40 years at USC. Forty years ago the Daily Trojan and its investigative reporters determined that the student body election had fraudulent voting. The election was void and the new ballot elected USC's first independent president, Bob Padgett.
NEWS
August 4, 1988 | LEO C. WOLINSKY, Times Staff Writer
Today marks a dubious milestone in California politics: A full year has passed since the death of state Treasurer Jesse M. Unruh and still the seat once occupied by the powerful Democrat remains vacant. Republican Gov. George Deukmejian, rebuffed by the Senate in his initial nomination of Rep. Daniel E. Lungren (R-Long Beach), has been unable to decide on a replacement. Even if a decision is made soon, it is likely that the confirmation process will drag on until the end of the year.
NEWS
June 10, 1988 | BILL BOYARSKY, Times City-County Bureau Chief
He could control people with his presence. Part of it was his size and reputation. "Big Daddy" was his nickname, after the domineering father in the play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," and at the height of his power, it fit his 5-foot, 10 1/2-inch, 290-pound body. Part of it was his manner, his sharp eyes capable of boring into a person's inner depths or most carefully concealed weakness, his deep voice, often warm and friendly, sometimes fierce.
NEWS
May 16, 1988 | BILL BOYARSKY, Times City-County Bureau Chief
The June ballot measure to limit legislative campaign spending, and provide for public financing of Senate and Assembly races, is expected to receive a $100,000 contribution from the political fund left by the late state Treasurer Jesse M. Unruh. Trustees of the Unruh campaign treasury met Friday and agreed on a plan to turn over the money from the fund, which contains at least $1.3 million in unused Unruh campaign contributions, sources familiar with the trustees action said Sunday.
NEWS
February 10, 1988
The state office building on the Captiol Mall, where Jesse M. Unruh concluded his influential and colorful political career, was dedicated to his memory by Gov. George Deukmejian. Unruh, a prominent figure in California politics for more than 30 years, was state treasurer when he died of cancer in August.
NEWS
August 16, 1987 | CARL INGRAM, Times Staff Writer
State legislators, who last month went on vacation leaving behind a backlog of unfinished business, will return Monday to find a major new issue on the agenda: the big-stakes task of confirming a new California treasurer. Never before has the Legislature been given the opportunity to confirm the nomination by a governor of a treasurer or any other elected statewide officer. Before passage of a constitutional amendment in 1976, legislative consent was not required to fill such vacancies.
NEWS
August 4, 1988 | LEO C. WOLINSKY, Times Staff Writer
Today marks a dubious milestone in California politics: A full year has passed since the death of state Treasurer Jesse M. Unruh and still the seat once occupied by the powerful Democrat remains vacant. Republican Gov. George Deukmejian, rebuffed by the Senate in his initial nomination of Rep. Daniel E. Lungren (R-Long Beach), has been unable to decide on a replacement. Even if a decision is made soon, it is likely that the confirmation process will drag on until the end of the year.
NEWS
August 6, 1987 | PAUL JACOBS, Times Staff Writer
Until a new, appointed state treasurer takes over the office left vacant by the death of Jesse M. Unruh, the acting treasurer of California will be Elizabeth Whitney, Unruh's top deputy. On Wednesday, Whitney, 33, began presiding over an investment portfolio worth $19 billion and serving on 40 boards and commissions that determine the fate of billions of dollars in municipal bonds and set investment policy for public employee pension funds.
NEWS
August 10, 1987 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
Jesse M. Unruh was emotionally eulogized at his funeral Sunday afternoon as a politician who believed that the truest function of government was to protect those least able to protect themselves, and as a "teacher" of government whose students were the state's top political figures.
NEWS
August 6, 1987 | PAUL JACOBS, Times Staff Writer
Until a new, appointed state treasurer takes over the office left vacant by the death of Jesse M. Unruh, the acting treasurer of California will be Elizabeth Whitney, Unruh's top deputy. On Wednesday, Whitney, 33, began presiding over an investment portfolio worth $19 billion and serving on 40 boards and commissions that determine the fate of billions of dollars in municipal bonds and set investment policy for public employee pension funds.
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