E. Richard BarnesRepublican
Ernest Richard Barnes
Born: January 4, 1906 in Braham, Minnesota
Married: Marvel Sundquist (in 1929)
Children: Gwenyth, Rev. E. Richard Jr., Daryl W., Joanne
Military Service: USN (WWII, Korea)
Died: August 21, 1985 in El Cajon, CA
1961-1962: San Diego Director, Christian Anti-Communist Crusade
- LEGISLATION: Author of AB 123 (1971) which changed the California State Colleges to the California State University and Colleges (paving the way for the individual campuses to become State Universities).
- LEGISLATION: In an obituary, the San Francisco Chronicle noted that between "1963 and 1965, Barnes introduced 25 anti-pornography bills, all of which died in Assembly committees."
- LEGISLATION: Author of the Barnes Act of 1971 (Establishing the modern State Teachers' Retirement System)
Source: California Blue Book (1963), (1971)