Inventory of the Wally Herger Papers, 1981-1986

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Inventory of the Wally Herger Papers, 1981-1986

Inventory: LP235:152-172

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Sacramento, California

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Processed by: The California State Archives staff
Date Completed: 2003
Encoded by: Sara Roberson
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Wally Herger Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1981-1986
Collection number: LP235:152-172
Creator: Herger, Wally
Extent: 1.5 Cubic Feet
Repository: California State Archives
Sacramento, California
Abstract: Wally Herger, Republican, was a California State Assembly Member, 1981-1986. Bill files introduced by Herger concern agriculture, land management, and water resources in California.
Physical location: California State Archives
Language: English.

Administrative Information


Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Wally Herger Papers, LP235:[folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

Acquisition Information

The California State Archives acquired the Wally Herger Papers following his Assembly term.

Processing History

This collection was processed by staff of the California State Archives over a period of time and described in a finding aid in 2003.


Wally Herger, Republican, was a State Assembly Member, 1981-1986. His 3rd Assembly District represented cities within the counties of Modoc, Lassen, Butte, Plumas, Sierra, Yuba, and Nevada County.
Herger was born on May 20, 1945 in Yuba City, California. He attended American River College where he earned an A.A. degree. Herger then attended California State University, Sacramento where he majored in Business Administration. Before entering politics Herger was a rancher. He married his wife Pam with whom he had seven children: Melissa, Gregory, Robin, Cara, Dean, Cameron, and Jamie.
In addition to his political activities, Wally Herger was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association. He was a member of the California Chamber of Commerce and served on the Chamber's Executive Steering Committee, Small Business Task Force and Committee on Agriculture. He was also a member of the Greater Yuba City-Marysville Chamber of Commerce, South Yuba Rotary Club, Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau, California Cattlemen's Association, National Federation of Independent Businessmen, Gun Owners of California, Sutter County Taxpayers Association, and the Boy Scouts of America. In 1979 Herger was named by the United States Jaycees as one of their "Outstanding Young Men in America."
Wally Herger was elected to the State Assembly in 1980 and served through 1986.
According to the California Legislature at Sacramento (Handbooks), Herger served on the following committees:

Biography/Organization History

  • Standing Committees
  • Agriculture, 1981-1986
  • *Vice Chair, 1981-1982,1985-1986
  • Criminal Justice, 1981-1982
  • Energy and Natural Resources, 1981-1982
  • Health, 1985-1986
  • Local Government, 1981-1982
  • Natural Resources, 1983-1984
  • Water, Parks and Wildlife, 1983-1986
  • Ways and Means, 1985-1986
  • Subcommittees
  • Fairs, Allocation and Classification, 1983-1986
  • Health and Welfare, 1985-1986
  • Livestock and Dairy, 1983-1984
  • Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, 1985-1986
  • Resources and Parks, 1985-1986
  • Select Committees
  • Auburn Dam, 1983-1984
  • Economic Problems in Timber and Related Industries, 1983-1984
  • Victim Restitution, 1983-1984
  • Joint Committees
  • Auburn Dam, 1985
  • Fairs, Allocation and Classification, 1985
Assembly Member Herger was elected to United States House of Representatives in 1986 from the Second Congressional District in Northern California.

Scope and Content

The Wally Herger Papers consist of 1.5 cubic feet of records reflecting Herger's activities during his time as an Assembly Member. The records contain Assembly bill files, 1981-1986. The bill files document his legislative activity during his term as a member of the California State Legislature. The bills introduced by Wally Herger include a wide array of subjects. He authored bills concerning agriculture, land management, and water resources in Northern California.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been associated with these materials in the Archives' automated public access system (currently in development, November 2003).
Herger, Wally
Agricultural laws and legislation - - California.
Water Law and legislation - - California.

Series Descriptions

Folder LP235:152-172

Series 1. Bill Files, 1981-1986

Physical Description: 21 file folders

Scope and Content Note


Bill files are arranged chronologically by legislative session and numerically by bill number.
Bill files created by Wally Herger may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony press releases, editorials and newspaper clippings, correspondence, committee statements, and other information.
1981-1982 AB320-AB3744, ACA29, ACR19-ACR112 (9ff) LP235:152-160
1983-1984 AB98-AB3759 (5ff) LP235:161-165
1985-1986 AB8-AB3846, ACA36, ACR42, AJR6, AJR33 (7ff) LP235:166-172