Robert G. BeverlyRepublican
Born: July 1, 1925 in Belmont, Massachusetts
Married: Elizabeth L. Weisel
Children: Barbara, Bill, Bob, and Brian
Military Service: USMC (WWII)
Died: October 14, 2009 in Manhattan Beach, CA
Previous: City Attorney, Cities of Lawndale, Industry, Cerritos, and Bell Gardens
Previous: Member, Manhattan Beach Planning Commission
1958-1967: Member, Manhattan Beach City Council
1973-1976: Minority Leader, California State Assembly
1974: Candidate for Assembly Speaker (Lost; 24 to 53)
1997-1998: Member, California Lottery Commission
- LEGISLATION: Author of the California Public Records Act (1968) with Assemblymen Bill Bagley, Harvey Johnson, James A. Hayes, Patrick D. McGee, David Negri (and Senator Milton Marks). The PRA establishes that "public records are open to inspection at all times during the office hours of the state or local agency and every person has a right to inspect any public record."
- An email from Secretary of the Senate Greg Schmidt to all Senate Staff announcing the passing of Beverly noted that "Beverly was an outstanding human being, and in the civility of his service represented the best traditions of the California State Senate."
- IN HONOR OF: The Bob Beverly Sacramento Legislative Intern Scholarship Fund is a program from the Maddy Institute at Fresno State.
Source: California Blue Book (1967), (1971)