A Representative from California; born in New Rochelle, Westchester County, N.Y., October 26, 1932; attended schools in Mt. Vernon, N.Y.; graduated, Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., 1950; B.A., Harvard University, 1954; LL.B., Harvard Law School, 1957; admitted to the California Bar in 1957 and commenced practice in Beverly Hills; served in California State assembly, 1963-1966; California State senate, 1967-1976; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1997); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fifth Congress; chairman, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (One Hundred First Congress).
Anthony Charles Beilenson was born on Oct. 26, 1932, in New Rochelle, N.Y., to Peter Beilenson and the former Edna Rudolph, founders of the Peter Pauper Press, which published classic books that, as they put it, even a pauper could afford.
He graduated from Phillips Academy Andover in Massachusetts, earned a bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard in 1954 and graduated from Harvard Law School. He joined his cousin’s entertainment law practice in Los Angeles.
Besides his son Peter, a former Baltimore health commissioner, Mr. Beilenson is survived by his wife, the former Dolores Martin; another son, Adam; a daughter, Dayna Beilenson; and nine grandchildren.