In Memory

Carlos Bee - Class Of 1935

Carlos Bee

Carlos Bee, Democrat, served as a member of the California State Assembly from 1955 until his death November 29, 1974. He represented the 13th District in the Hayward area. Bee was Speaker pro tempore of the assembly from 1959 through 1974. 

Carlos was born in Berkeley, May 5, 1917, and graduated from South Pasadena High School and University of California, Santa Barbara. After completing two years of graduate work at UC Berkeley, he taught high school in Hayward for twelve years. From 1948 - 1954, he served as a Hayward city councilman, and from 1952 - 1954, he was Mayor of Hayward. He was elected to the state assembly in 1954. Bee was an ex-officio member of the Assembly Rules Committee as well as a member of the Assembly Committees on Intergovernmental Relations, Retirement, and Transportation. He was known throughout his career as a fervent supporter of education legislation, and he was responsible for introducing the 1957 bill that established a state college in Alameda County.

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