Oral history interview with Philip L. Soto
- By Carlos Vasquez.
- Physical description
- iii, 230 leaves ; 28 cm.
- Philip L. Soto discusses his family background, service in World War II, securing a vocational education under the G.I. bill, civic affairs and community involvement in La Puente, including service on the city council, supporting the presidential candidacy of John F. Kennedy, running successfully in 1962 and 1964 for an assembly seat, sponsoring numerous bills on education, health, and local government; shares observations about Jesse M. Unruh and other significant assembly members and Governor Edmund G. Brown, Sr.
- Soto, Philip L. (Philip Lewis), 1926-
- Soto, Nell, 1926-
- Bonelli, Frank G.
- Lopez, Enrique Hank.
- Roybal, Edward Ross, 1916-2005.
- Cameron, Ronald B.
- Unruh, Jesse, 1922-1987.
- Burton, Philip A.
- Brown, Edmund G. (Edmund Gerald), 1905-1996.
- Ingram, Dale.
- Moreno, John.
- Rees, Thomas M., 1925-
- Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.
- Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968.
- Salinger, Pierre.
- Richards, Richard.
- Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.
- Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993.
- Huerta, Dolores, 1930-
- United States. Army. Air Corps.
- La Puente (Calif.). City Council.
- California. Legislature. Assembly.
- California. Legislature. Assembly Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club.
- California. Legislature. Assembly Committee on Transportation and Commerce.
- California. Legislature. Assembly Committee on Municipal and County Government.
- California. Governor's Office.
- California. Legislature. Assembly. Committee on Public Health.
- Martin Brothers Box Company (Whittier, Calif.)
- G.I. Forum.
- League of United Latin American Citizens.
- California State Electronics Association.
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America Legislative Council (Calif.)
- Democratic Party (Calif.)
- California Democratic Council.
- California Real Estate Association.
- United Farm Workers.
- San Gabriel valley tribune.
- Legislators > California > Biography.
- Mexican Americans > California > Biography.
- Judges > California > Selection and appointment.
- World War, 1939-1945.
- Civil rights > United States.
- Mexican Americans > California > La Puente.
- Air > Pollution > California > Los Angeles Metropolitan Area.
- Education > California.
- Drug control > California.
- Alcohol > Law and legislation > California.
- Legislation > California.
- Journalism > Political aspects > California.
- Housing > California.
- Agricultural laborers > Labor unions > California.
- Water > Law and legislation > California.
- Parks > California > Los Angeles Metropolitan Area.
- Local government > California.
- Political campaigns > California.
- Oral history.
- East Los Angeles (Calif.)
- La Puente (Calif.)
- California > Politics and government > 1951-
- Publication date
- Philip L. Soto served in the California State Assembly from 1963-1967. Elected to represent the Fiftieth Assembly District, Soto's presence--and that of John Moreno, also victorious at the polls in November 1962--marked the first time in the twentieth century that any Mexican-American had sat in the state assembly. Soto previously had been highly active in civic affairs and community organizations in La Puente, and had been elected to the La Puente City Council in 1958. In the state assembly Soto carried legislation on alcoholic beverages, narcotics, salaries for local elected officials, compensatory education, and numerous other bills related to health and local government issues.
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