Son of a farmworker. First Latino executive director of CRLA. Served on California Supreme Court.
Oral history details
|Date of interview:||Aug 12, 2002|
|Where relates to:||California|
|Topics:||OEO Legal Services|
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The Honorable Cruz Reynoso discusses his career, the battle between Governor Ronald Reagan and CRLA, the relationship between the CRLA and Cesar Chavez and the struggle to convey that the CRLA was not Cesar Chavez’ law firm. Justice Reynoso also discussed his controversial and political departure from the California Supreme Court.
Persons mentioned: Joseph McCarthy; Governor Pat Brown; Ronald Reagan; Jim Lorenz; Chesar Chavez; Sargent Shriver; Vice President Herbert Humphrey; Gary Bellow; Martin Glick; Bob Gnaizda; Fred Heston; Ralph Aposcal; Jose Padilla; Senator Murphy; Mickey Bennett; Louis Uhler; Ed Meese; Dan Ravineau; Justice Clark; President Richard Nixon; Frank Carlucci; H.R. Haldeman; Justice Williams; Justice Tong; Justice Lee; Justice Cleary; Alan Cranston; Walter Mondale; Tony Anaya; Jerry Brown; Mario Obletto; Anthony Kline
Other subjects mentioned: John Birch Society; The Pentagon Papers.