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Jesse Unruh Biography

Former California State Treasurer
NC to the question "Was Ronald Reagan a Good President?"

“Reagan was not as good as the Republicans like to think, or as bad as the Democrats would have you believe.”

“Reagan Dies at 93,” Los Angeles Times, written by Johanna Neuman, June 6, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • California State Treasurer, 1974-1987
  • California Campaign Manager, Robert F. Kennedy Presidential Campaign, 1968
  • Speaker, California State Assembly, 1961-1968
  • Chairman, Ways and Means Committee, California State Assembly, 1959-1961
  • Leader, California Delegates, Democratic National Convention, 1960
  • Chairman, Finance and Insurance Committee, California State Assembly, 1957-1959
  • Member, California State Assembly, 1954-1970
  • Served in the Navy and Army during World War II
  • Education:
  • BA, Political Science and Journalism, University of Southern California (USC), 1948
  • Former scholarship student, Wayland Baptist College
  • Other:
  • Died on Aug. 4, 1987
  • Quoted in:
    Pro & Con Quotes: Was Ronald Reagan a Good President?