Edward R. RoybalDemocratic
Born: February 10, 1916 in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Married: Lucille Beserra-Roybal
Children: Lucille Roybal-Allard, Edward Jr., Lillian Roybal-Rose
Died: October 24, 2005 in Pasadena, CA
1942-1944: Public Health Educator, California Tuberculosis Association
1940s: Legislative Aide, Assemblyman William H. Rosenthal
1945-1949: Director of Health Education, Los Angeles County Tuberculosis and Health Association
1947: Candidate for Member of the Los Angeles City Council (Lost)
1948: Founder, the Community Service Organization
1949-1962: Member, Los Angeles City Council
- PLACENAME: The Edward R. Roybal Learning Center (formerly the Belmont Learning Center) is a Los Angeles High School and was renamed in 2008. It was the most expensive public school in the United States ($377 million) until the opening of the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools in 2010.
- PLACENAME: The Edward R. Roybal Clinic is located in East Los Angeles.
- PLACENAME: The Edward R. Roybal Institute for Applied Gerontology is located at California State University, Los Angeles
- PLACENAME: CSU Los Angeles is also the home of the Edward R. Roybal Lecture Series on Applied Gerontology.
- PLACENAME: The main campus for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta was named the "Edward R. Roybal campus" in 1999.
- AWARD: Awarded both the Presidential Citizens Medal (2001) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2014)
- REPRIMAND: In 1978, the House of Representatives reprimanded Roybal for failure to report campaign contributions and making making false statements to a House committee. He is one of four California Members of Congress to be officially chastised in that way (the others being Charles H. Wilson, John J. McFall and Laura Richardson) (Source)
Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) [http://bioguide.congress.gov/]