LEGGETT, Robert Louis

LEGGETT, Robert Louis

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

1926–1997

Biography

LEGGETT, Robert Louis, A Representative from California; born in Richmond, Contra Costa County, Calif., July 26, 1926; attended the public schools of Richmond, Calif.; served as an enlisted man in the United States Navy Air Corps, 1944-1946; University of California at Berkeley, Calif., B.A., 1947, and the University of California Boalt Hall School of Jurisprudence, J.D., 1950; was admitted to the bar in 1951 and began the practice of law in Vallejo, Calif.; member of the State assembly in 1960 and 1962; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1979); was not a candidate for reelection in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress; died August 13, 1997, in Orange, Calif.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

California State Library
California History Room

Sacramento, CA
Papers: In the Miscellaneous campaign material, ca. 1964-1970, 1 box. Persons represented include Robert Louis Leggett.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Robert L. Leggett, Democratic Representative from California. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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