Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
MOORHEAD, Carlos John (1922-2011)

MOORHEAD, CARLOS JOHN, a Representative from California; born in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 6, 1922; attended the public schools of Glendale, Calif.; B.A., University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif., 1943; J.D., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif., 1949; United States Army, 1942-1945; United States Army Reserve, 1945-1982; admitted to the California bar in 1949 and commenced practice in Glendale; admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, 1973; member of the California state law revision commission; member of the California state assembly, 1967-1972; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1997); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fifth Congress in 1996; died on November 23, 2011, in La CaƱada Flintridge, Calif.

University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Special Collections, The Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles, CA
Papers: 1973-1995, 55.5 linear feet.
The papers of Carlos Moorhead consists of correspondence, an extensive array of legislative material, and printed ephemera. Topics cover a broad range of issues reflective of Carlos Moorhead's long tenure, including those relating to antitrust, appropriations, the national budget, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, California redistricting, commemorations and designations, Congressional reform, military defense, education, energy, the environment, gun control, health care, immigration, intellectual property, judiciary matters, mass transit, telecommunications, and wages and benefits. An unpublished finding aid is available in the library. Advanced noticed is required for access to the collection because it is stored offsite.

Oral History: 1997, 338 leaves.
An oral history interview of Carlos Moorhead conducted by Susan Douglass Yates in 1997. In the interview, Carlos Moorhead discusses his family background and childhood in California, his successful bids for State Assembly in 1966 and for House of Representatives in 1972. Also covered is his service in the Assembly during the Democratic leadership of Jesse M. Unruh and the Republican governorship of Ronald W. Reagan, the House Judiciary Committee during the Richard M. Nixon impeachment hearings, and various activities while in the State Assembly and Congress.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Sound Tape Reel: 1980, 1 commercial on 1 sound tape reel.
The commercial was used during Carlos Moorhead's campaign for the 1980 U.S. congressional election in District 22 of California, Republican Party.

  • Moorhead, Carlos J. "Intervenor Funding: Taxpayer Financing of Private Lobbyists." In Can You Afford This House?, edited by David Treen, 83-89. Ottawa, Ill.: Green Hill Books, 1978.