The E. Richard Barnes Collection dates from 1964-1972. It consists solely of paper records. Included in this collection are reports, correspondence, press
releases and information sheets relating to Barnes' work as a member of the Natural Resources, Planning and Public Works Committee.
Also included are bill files and press releases on topics such as education, the military, the fishing industry, and public
administration. There is no filing order.
E. Richard Barnes was born January 1, 1906 in Minnesota. A retired Navy Captain, Barnes moved to California in 1943. He was
elected to the California State Assembly in 1962 as a representative of San Diego's 78th District. During his ten years in
the legislature, Barnes served as the Chairman of the Committee on Retirement Systems and was a member of the Committee on
Ways and Means and Natural Resources. He was also known for his outspoken opposition to President Nixon's trip to China in
1971. Barnes, a Republican, supported capital punishment and the abolition of the federal income taxes. He lost his bid for
reelection in 1972.
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the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections
is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Requests for permission to publish must be
submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission
is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available
for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including
but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
This collection is open for research.