Oral Histories

Interview of Joseph L. Wyatt

Lawyer and president of the California Democratic Council (CDC). Director of the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Subtitle:
CDC Officer: 1953-1965
Topic:
Politics and Government
Interviewer:
Herman, Carlotta
Interviewee:
Wyatt, Joseph L.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Interviewee Retained Copyright
Abstract:
Founding of California Democratic Council (CDC), 1953-54; earlier role in California Federation of Young Democrats; CDC and Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, Sr.; CDC activities in elections, 1950s; national election, 1960; Adlai E. Stevenson; CDC and John F. Kennedy organization; Democratic politics, 1960s; issues conferences; CDC and Alan Cranston; CDC president, 1957-61; Clair Engle, Pierre Salinger, Samuel W. Yorty, George L. Murphy, and Jesse M. Unruh; decline of CDC; possibilities for the future.