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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Stull papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1967-1978
    Collection number: LP171:106-221
    Creator: Stull, John
    Extent: 5.5 cubic feet
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Abstract: John Stull, Republican, was a State Assembly Member, 1967-1972 and a State Senator, 1973-1978. Bills introduced by him cover a wide array of subjects with particular emphasis on education and school issues.
    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], John Stull Papers, LP171:[folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

    Acquisition Information

    The California State Archives acquired the John Stull Papers following his final Senate term.

    Alternative Forms of Material Available

    Some of the records are available on microfilm at the California State Archives.


    John Stull, Republican, was a State Assembly Member, 1967-1972 and a State Senator, 1973-1978. His 80th Assembly District and 38th Senate District included cities within San Diego County.
    He was born in Corinth, Iowa in 1920 and moved to California in 1944. He attended the University of Iowa and received a B.A. degree. Stull served in the United States Navy during World War II and retired as a Commander. He married Babbie Bogue on May 13, 1944. They had one daughter: Sinara.
    Senator Stull's community and civic affiliations included such organizations and positions as San Diego County Republican Central Committee member; Republican State Central Committee member; California Advisory Council on Vocational Education and Technical Training member; Educational Management and Evaluation Commission member; Education Commission of the States member; and California Economic Development Commission member.
    Senator Stull was elected to the State Assembly in 1966 and reelected in 1968, 1970, and 1972. He was elected to the State Senate in the March 6, 1973 special election to replace Clair W. Burgener, who was elected to Congress. Senator Stull was reelected in 1974. He served as Assembly Republican Whip, 1969-1970 and Assembly Republican Caucus Chair, 1971-1972. According to the Legislative Handbook, he also served on the following committees:

    California State Assembly, 1967-1972

    • Standing Committees
    • Agriculture, 1971-1972
    • Education, 1967-1970
    • Constitutional Amendments, 1967
    • Labor Relations, 1969-1970
    • Revenue and Taxation, 1969-1972
    • Rules (ex officio), 1971-1972
    • Water, 1967
    • *Vice Chair, 1967
    • Ways and Means, 1971-1972
    • Select Committees
    • Health Manpower, 1972

    Biography/Organization History

    California State Senate, 1973-1978

    • Standing Committees
    • Agriculture and Water Resources, 1973-1978
    • Education, 1975-1978
    • *Vice Chair, 1975-1976
    • Finance, 1977-1978
    • Health and Welfare, 1973-1974
    • Industrial Relations, 1973-1976
    • Local Government, 1973-1976
    • Rules, 1977-1978
    • *Vice Chair, 1977-1978
    • Joint Committees
    • Agricultural Labor Relations Board Oversight, 1977-1978
    • Educational Goals and Evaluation, 1975
    • *Vice Chair, 1975
    • Legislative Budget Committee, 1977-1978
    • Select Committees
    • Small Business Enterprises, 1975-1976

    Scope and Content

    The John Stull Papers consist of Bill Files, 1967-1978 documenting Stull's legislative activity during his time as a member of the California State Legislature. Bills introduced by him cover a wide array of subjects with particular emphasis on education and school issues.


    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, June 2004).


    Stull, John
    California - - Legislature - - Assembly
    California - - Legislature - - Senate