Bob Moretti

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Bob Moretti Speaker of the California State Assembly

Robert Moretti (born Detroit, Michigan on June 3, 1936 – died Sacramento, California on May 12, 1984). His parents were Mary and Marino Moretti. His father was an immigrant born in Ovindoli, Italy, and his mother was of Armenian descent. Robert, also known as Bob, was a Democratic California politician. He served in the California State Assembly from 1965 until 1974. He represented the 42nd district. He also served as the Speaker of the Assembly from 1971 to 1974. As Democratic Speaker of the California Assembly, he was a vivid opponent of California Republican Governor Ronald Reagan who later became President. In 1974 Bob became a candidate for the office of Governor of California but was defeated. In 1984 Bob died of a heart attack while playing tennis with several of his friends.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert T. Monagan
Speaker of the California State Assembly
January 1971–June 1974
Succeeded by
Leo T. McCarthy