Robert Timothy Monagan, Jr.
Born: July 5, 1920 in Ogden, Utah
Married: Ione Angwin (in 1945)
Children: Michael and Marilee
Died: January 7, 2009 in Sacramento, CA
1952: San Joaquin County Director, Dwight D. Eisenhower for President campaign
1953-1954: Administrative Assistant, Congressman Leroy Johnson
1958-1960: Member, Tracy City Council
1960: Mayor, City of Tracy
1973-1974: Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation
Previous: President, California Economic Development Corporation
Previous: Chairman, California Manufacturers Association
1965-1968: Minority Leader, California State Assembly
1968: Presidential Elector
1969-1970: Speaker, California State Assembly
1971-1974: Minority Leader, California State Assembly
1972: Presidential Elector
1973: Resigned from the State Assembly on April 9.
1973-1974: Assistant Secretary of Transportation (for Congressional and Inter-Governmental Affairs)
1974: Early Primary Candidate for Treasurer (withdrew)
1978: Member, Safety Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Transportation
1983-1988: Member, President's Advisory Council on Private Sector Initiatives
1984-1990: Chair, California State World Trade Commission
- SCHOLARSHIP: In 2002, "the Robert T. Monagan Scholarship Fund was established to provide financial aid to a leader among the Omega Phi Alpha Chapter of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity.
- PLACENAME: The portion of I-205 from I-5 to I-580 is named the "Robert T. Monagan Freeway".
- Selected Monagan's Laws (The Disappearance of Representative Government, pages 159-160)
1) "Campaign expenditures rise to meet campaign contributions."
2) "The Republic cannot successfully survive with alienation of those who serve from those who elect."
6) "There is a direct mathematical relationship between the number of legislative staff and the number of bills introduced."
9) "There is no such thing as underregulating. By nature of the process, regulators will only overregulate."
Source: California Blue Book (1961), (1967)
Source: The Disappearance of Representative Government by Robert T. Monagan (Comstock Bonanza Press; 1990)