This collection comprises papers related to the long political career of Glenn M. Anderson,
who served in California as mayor of the city of Hawthorne, as State Assemblyman, and as
Lieutenant Governor, then represented the state in the House of Representatives. The
wide-ranging collection contains legislation, reports, correspondence, scrapbooks, newsletters,
audio-visual material, and other items recording Anderson’s deep involvement in the political
issues facing California and the United States, and his work with many of the major political
figures of the twentieth century, including Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Adlai Stevens,
Edmund G. “Pat” Brown, and others.
Glenn M. Anderson was born on February 21, 1913 in Hawthorne, California, a city that
Anderson would serve as mayor, Assemblyman, and Congressman. His parents had moved to
California from Chicago in 1906, and were the first settlers in newly-established town
of Hawthorne, located in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. Except for a brief
period when the family lived in the San Bernardino County town of Cima, Anderson would
maintain a home in the South Bay area for the rest of his life.
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