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Jul, 2016

Remembering civic pioneer Marian Bergeson ‘43

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[Posted July 15, 2016] One of Uni’s most accomplished alumni, Marian Bergeson ‘43, passed away on July 6 in Newport Beach at age 90. The first woman in California history to serve in both the State Assembly and State Senate, first winning election to the Assembly (for the Newport Beach area) in 1978 and to the Senate in 1984. After winning re-election to the Senate twice more, she was elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors and served from 1994 to 1996, leaving the post to become California’s Secretary […]