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Inventory of the Walter M. Ingalls Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Walter M. Ingalls Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1973-1982
    Collection number: See series description
    Creator: Ingalls, Walter M.
    Extent: 1.75 cubic feet
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Abstract: Walter Monte Ingalls, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member, 1973-1982. His main areas of interest were transportation, air pollution control, and energy.
    Physical location: California State Archives
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Walter M. Ingalls Papers, LP[number]:[folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

    Acquisition Information

    The California State Archives acquired the Walter M. Ingalls Papers following his final Assembly term.

    Alternative Forms of Material Available

    The records are available on microfilm at the California State Archives.


    Walter Monte Ingalls, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member, 1973-1982. His 74th Assembly District included cities within Riverside County. After redistricting, he represented the 68th Assembly District.
    Ingalls was born on October 17, 1944 in Hemet, California. He graduated from Riverside Polytechnic High School in 1962. In 1966 he earned his BA degree from the University of California, Riverside then received his JD degree from the University of California, Berkeley's Boalt Hall in 1969. After graduation he served in the Riverside County District Attorney's office for three years and was a senior trial attorney there at the time of his election to the Assembly.
    His community activities included membership in the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; the AFL-CIO; the Riverside Chapter of the NAACP; the League of United Latin-American Citizens; the Riverside Lodge of the B.P.O.E.; the Riverside County Bar Association; the Riverside County Barristers Association; the State Bar of California; and the American Bar Association. He was also a member of the Riverside County Association for Retarded Children, Inc.; the Friends of the 4-H Steering Committee; the Jurupa Mountains Cultural Center; the American Cancer Society, Riverside Chapter; the American Lung Association, Riverside Chapter; the California Off-Road Vehicle Association; and the Citizens University Committee. He was also a member of the Board of Directors, UCR Alumni Association; the Magnolia Center Rotary Club; the Sierra Club; the Tri-County Conservation League; the Riverside County Peace Officers Association; the Native Sons of the Golden West; Clean Air Now; the Evergreen Masonic Lodge; and Scottish Rite, El Bekal Shrine.
    Assembly Member Ingalls was elected to the State Assembly in 1972. According to the California Legislature at Sacramento (Handbooks), he served on the following committees:

    California State Assembly, 1973-1982

    • Standing Committees
    • Economic Development and Planning, 1981-1982
    • Elections and Reapportionment, 1973-1974
    • Finance, Insurance, and Commerce, 1975-1978
    • Health, 1973-1976
    • Judiciary, 1976-1982
    • Transportation, 1973-1982
    • *Chair, 1975-1980
    • Water, 1973-1974
    • *Vice Chair, 1973-1974
    • Subcommittees
    • Air Quality, 1976
    • Health Personnel, 1976
    • Transit, 1976
    • Select Committees
    • Health Manpower Development, 1974
    • Industrial Safety, 1973-1974
    • Joint Committees
    • Legislative Audit Committee, 1981-1982
    • *Chair, 1981-1982
    In addition, as a member of the Legislature, Ingalls served on the California Transportation Commission, 1979-1980; the Commission of the Californias, 1977-1982; the Federal Energy Administration's Transportation Advisory Committee, 1977; the National Academy of Sciences, 1979-1982; the State Transportation Board, 1976-1978; the State-Federal Assembly Transportation Committee, 1977-1982; and the Transportation Research Board, 1979-1982.
    Walter Ingalls retired from the Legislature in 1982 and was appointed to a four-year term on the California Transportation Commission, which he had helped to create. He died of liver cancer on July 7, 1991 at the age of 46.

    Scope and Content

    The Walter M. Ingalls Papers consist of Assembly Bill Files, 1973-1982. The bill files document Ingalls' legislative activity during his time as a member of the California State Legislature. Bills introduced by Assembly Member Ingalls cover a wide array of subjects. His main areas of interest were transportation, air pollution control, and energy.


    Arranged into one series of bill files.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been associated with these materials in the Archives' automated public access system (currently in development, July 2004).


    Ingalls, Walter M.
    California - - Legislature - - Assembly
    Energy policy