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Alan Sieroty

Alan Sieroty in 1970

Alan G. Sieroty (born December 13, 1930) is a former California State Senator and California State Assemblyman.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Sieroty received his A.B. in Economics in 1952 from Stanford University, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He then received his LL.B. from USC Gould School of Law in 1956.[1]

From 1961 to 1965, he was Administrative Assistant and Executive Secretary to Lieutenant Governor Glenn M. Anderson. From 1965 to 1966, Sieroty was Deputy Director of the Chile-California Program.[1][2]

A Democrat, Sieroty was a California State Assemblyman from 1967 until 1977, when he resigned just two months into his sixth term to become a California State Senator. He was re-elected in 1978 but did not seek re-election in 1982. Sieroty was the author of the bill which made the California Sabretooth Tiger (Smilodon californicus) the official state fossil. His fellow politicians in the Legislature named a Marin County beach for him: Alan Sieroty Beach.[2]

He was Chairman of the Arts Task Force of the National Conference of State Legislatures and was also a member of the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union.[1] In 1985, Sieroty became founding Vice President of the California State Summer School for the Arts and has been a member of its board of trustees ever since.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Inventory of the Alan G. Sieroty Papers - Biography". Online Archive of California. Retrieved March 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Alan Sieroty". JoinCalifornia. Retrieved March 18, 2011. 
California Assembly
Preceded by
Anthony C. Beilenson
California State Assemblyman
59th District

January 2, 1967 – November 30, 1974
Succeeded by
Jack R. Fenton
Preceded by
Mike Cullen
California State Assemblyman
44th District

December 2, 1974 – March 24, 1977
Succeeded by
Mel Levine
California Senate
Preceded by
Anthony C. Beilenson
California State Senator
22nd District

March 24, 1977 – November 30, 1982
Succeeded by
Herschel Rosenthal