Civic Leadership

Civic Leadership Throwback Thursday: Arnold Elias

June 25, 2015

By Arizona Center for Civic Leadership

Native Arizonan Arnold Elias served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 1959-1962, but his election came about in an unusual way. As a political-science student at the University of Arizona after a stint in the military, he became a House candidate as part of a class project.

Listen to the whole story in this clip from an oral history interview housed at the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records.

Arnold Elias. Courtesy of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records.