Correspondence, notes, intake logs, flyers and other material, 1985-1995, of Jon W. Davidson, former senior staff counsel
for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California. As former head of the Lesbian and Gay Rights Project
of the ACLU of Southern California, Davidson was instrumental in numerous ACLU legal actions on behalf of gay and lesbian
civil rights. The bulk of the material consists of requests for assistance submitted to the ACLU chapter in the early 1990s.
Jon W. Davidson is a graduate of Stanford University and Yale Law School. In the early years of his law career, Davidson served
as a law clerk, and went on to become associate then partner in private practice in Los Angeles, where he specialized in litigation
in the media and entertainment industry. In 1988, he joined the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, where
he served as staff counsel and became head of the Lesbian and Gay Rights Project in that chapter. As head of the Lesbian and
Gay Rights Project, Davidson was instrumental in numerous ACLU legal actions on behalf of gay and lesbian civil rights. Following
his time at the ACLU of Southern California, Davidson moved on to work as counsel for Lambda Legal in 1995.
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