Charles Walter Meyers, Sr.
Born: August 15, 1920 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Alene J. Aviani (m. 1951)
Children: Charlene Marie, Charles Jr., and Geraldine Brown
Family: Nephew of Walter J. Schmidt
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)
Died: September 12, 2010 in San Francisco, CA
- LEGISLATION: Coauthor of the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act (1968), which allows all public employees (including municipal employees) to unionize in California.
- His biography notes that he was one of the youngest members of the Legislature at the time he was elected, being 28 years old.
- In 1967, Meyers was the target of an attempted recall led by John Robert Visnick. The recall failed to qualify for the ballot.
- DEPARTURE: "Former Democratic Assemblyman Charles Meyers of San Francisco, although only 60 now, has been receiving a pension for 14 years since surrendering his seat under charges of alleged misuse of public funds. His annual pension is $31,750, 13 percent higher than the salary of incumbent Assembly Members." ("Some State Pensions Climb into High Brackets" by the UPI, Lodi News-Sentinel, 9/2/1982)
- Legislator Numbering: Meyers was the 3000th person to serve in the California State Assembly. (Legislators sorted by Election Date & Last Name)
Source: California Blue Book (1950)
Source: A Disorderly House: The Brown-Unruh Years in Sacramento by James R. Mills (Heyday Books; 1987)