Oral Histories

Interview of Daniel H. Lowenstein

Deputy secretary of state from 1971 to 1974. First chair of the Fair Political Practices Commission in 1975.
Daniel H. Lowenstein
California State Archives State Government Oral History Program
Politics and Government
Biographical Note:
Deputy secretary of state from 1971 to 1974. First chair of the Fair Political Practices Commission in 1975.
Vasquez, Carlos
Lowenstein, Daniel H.
Persons Present:
Lowenstein and Vasquez.
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.
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.
Family background; formal education through Harvard Law School; advocacy attorney for California Rural Legal Assistance; appointed deputy secretary of state by Secretary of State Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr.; principal author of Proposition 9, the Political Reform Act of 1974; first chairman of the five-member Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC); defining FPPC powers over disclosure and campaign financing.