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Edward R. Roybal


Picture of Edward R. Roybal
CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1954 Democratic Lieutenant Governor 1764035 Loss
11-06-1962 Democratic CD-30 69008 Win
11-03-1964 Democratic CD-30 90329 Win
11-08-1966 Democratic CD-30 72173 Win
11-05-1968 Democratic CD-30 76967 Win
11-03-1970 Democratic CD-30 63903 Win
11-07-1972 Democratic CD-30 78193 Win
11-05-1974 Democratic CD-25 45059 Win
11-02-1976 Democratic CD-25 57966 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic CD-25 45881 Win
11-04-1980 Democratic CD-25 49080 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic CD-25 71106 Win
11-06-1984 Democratic CD-25 74261 Win
11-04-1986 Democratic CD-25 62692 Win
11-08-1988 Democratic CD-25 85378 Win
11-06-1990 Democratic CD-25 48120 Win

Candidate Biography:

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) []