Oral History Guide Interview Summaries



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Interview Summaries (Q)

Quinn, T. Anthony (OH 94–1)

Oral History Interview with T. Anthony Quinn. (1991). Staff Member, Office of Assembly Speaker; Chief Consultant for Elections and Reapportionment Committee and Assembly Republican Caucus; Fair Political Practices Commissioner.

Quinn discusses his family and early education, working for John F. Kennedy, becoming a Republican, and returning to California to work with the legislature. He talks about redistricting and reapportionment in California, with particular emphasis on the State Supreme Court's involvement, and explains reapportionment issues from the point of view of the Republican party. He also comments on politics in the Assembly, legislative reform, and legislative leaders. Quinn discusses the Fair Political Practices Commission, its organization, and his role in the body. He also comments on the initiative process, term limits, and the power of lobbyists.

Transcript price: (562 pp.) 2 vols. $63.00



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