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William "Sandy" Muir


Picture of William Muir
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-1996 Republican AD-14 29121 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: October 30, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan
Married: Paulette "Pauli" Mauters Muir
Children: Kerry and Hattie
Died: February 26, 2015 in Berkeley, CA

1966: Consultant, Ronald Reagan for Governor campaign
1968-1972: Consultant, Oakland Police Department and Civil Service Commission
1968-1972: Member, Berkeley Police Review Commission
1968-1998: Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
1975-1976: Senior Consultant, Assembly Committee on Finance, Insurance, and Commerce
1983-1985: Speechwriter, Vice President George Bush
1994: Campaign Writer, Governor Pete Wilson
1998-Present: Professor emeritus of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

  • Muir graduated Magna cum Laude from Yale in 1954.
  • LEGISLATIVE HISTORIAN: Muir was the author of Legislature: California's School of Government (1983), a book about the state legislature that the editor of this website regards as one of the better books on the subject.

Source: Biography at the UC Berkeley Political Science Department website (see link above).