Oral Histories

Interview of Daniel M. Luevano

California assembly member from 1959 to 1960. California chief deputy director at the Department of Finance from 1960 to 1964.
Daniel M. Luevano
California State Archives State Government Oral History Program
Politics and Government
Biographical Note:
California assembly member from 1959 to 1960. California chief deputy director at the Department of Finance from 1960 to 1964.
Vasquez, Carlos
Luevano, Daniel M.
Persons Present:
Luevano and Vasquez.
Place Conducted:
Luevano's office in City of Commerce, 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 with the interviewer verified proper names. Insertions by the editor are bracketed. The interviewer also prepared the introductory materials.Luevano reviewed the edited transcript and returned the transcript to the UCLA Oral History Program 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.
Family background; education and activities in East Los Angeles; post-secondary education; consultant to the Committee on Ways and Means, California State Assembly, chaired by Jesse M. Unruh; serves as chief deputy director, Department of Finance; directs the Western Region office of the federal Office of Economic Opportunity; directs the Western Center for Law and Poverty, Inc.; attorney, Bureau of Family Support Operations, Office of the District Attorney, Los Angeles County; federal service during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration; discusses California's three branches of government; legal advocacy for the disadvantaged.