Oral Histories

Interview of John A. Fitzrandolph

Assistant director of the California State Department of Housing and Community Development from 1968 to 1969. Chief of staff for Speaker of the Assembly Robert Morett from 1970 to 1974. Executive director of U.S. Senator John V. Tunney's staff from 1974 to 1976.
John A. Fitzrandolph
California State Archives State Government Oral History Program
Politics and Government
Vasquez, Carlos
Fitzrandolph, John A.
Persons Present:
Fitzrandolph and Vasquez.
Place Conducted:
Fitzrandolph's office in Los Angeles, California.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Carlos Vasquez, Director, UCLA State Government Interview Series, UCLA Oral History Program; B.A., Political Science, UCLA; M.A., Political Science, Stanford University; Ph.D. candidate, History, UCLA. There exist no private papers which the interviewer was able to consult for this interview.
Processing of Interview:
Vasquez checked the verbatim manuscript of the interview against the original tape recordings, edited for punctuation, paragraphing, and spellings, and verified proper names. Insertions by the editor are bracketed. The interviewer also prepared the introductory materials. Fitzrandolph reviewed the edited transcript and returned it with only minor corrections.
Series Statement:
Interviews in this series were undertaken by the UCLA Oral History Program under the auspices of the California State Archives and in conjunction with the California State University, Fullerton, Oral History Program; California State University, Sacramento, Center for California Studies Oral History Program; Claremont Graduate School Oral History Program; and the University of California, Berkeley, Regional Oral History Office. Funds were allocated to the state archives after Governor George Deukmejian signed into law Assembly Bill 2104 (Chapter 965 of the Statutes of 1985), establishing a state government oral history program "to provide through the use of oral history a continuing documentation of state policy development as reflected in California's legislative and executive history." All interviews in the series are available at the California State Archives in Sacramento.
Education at the University of Southern California; joins the Ford Foundation Legislative Intern Program; assigned as staff attorney to the California Constitution Revision Commission; assistant director of the California State Department of Housing and Community Development; chief consultant to the Democratic Party caucus of the California State Assembly; chief of staff to Speaker of the Assembly Robert Moretti; serves on staff of United States Senator John V. Tunney; dean of Whittier College of Law, Los Angeles; chair of Los Angeles County Commission on Local Government Services; service on other public commissions; a decade in Sacramento; experience as staff attorney to the California Constitution Revision Commission.