Correspondence, reports, legislation, and memoranda, concerning the diversion of water
from the Klamath and Trinity Rivers into the Sacramento Valley, California.
Randolph Collier was born in Etna, California on July 26, 1902. He was a resident of
Siskiyou County his entire life, attending Yreka grammar and high schools, and the
University of California, Riverside. In 1925, he was appointed police court judge of the
City of Yreka, serving in that capacity until his election to the California State Senate
in 1938. He was re-elected in 1942, 1946, 1950, and 1954. He served as Chairman of the
Senate Transportation Committee and co-authored the Collier-Burns Highway Act of 1947. He
also served as Chairman of the Senate Interim Committee on Highways, Streets and Bridges.
Senator Collier died on August 2, 1983.
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