John Barry CurtinDemocratic
Nickname: "Constitutional John"
Born: May 15, 1867 in Gold Springs, CA
Married: Lucy A. Shaw
Child: Barry Richard
Died: May 18, 1925 in Tuolumne Co., CA
1892-1898: District Attorney, Tuolumne County
1903: Candidate for Senate President Pro Tem (Lost; 5 to 28)
1905-1911: Commissioner on Revenue and Taxation
1907: Candidate for Senate President Pro Tem (Lost; 6 to 32)
1909: Candidate for Senate President Pro Tem (Lost; 8 to 31)
1910: Proponent, Proposition 1 ("providing for the separation of state and local taxation, providing for the taxation of public service and other corporations for the benefit of the state")
1910: Proponent, Proposition 11 (Which made the payment of a mortgage, deed of trust, contract, or other obligation be tax exempt")
1913: Candidate for Senate President Pro Tem (Lost; 8 to 29)
- NOTABLE NO VOTE (Recall): Barry was one of 4 State Senators (and 14 Legislators overall) who voted against SCA 23 (1911), which gave California voters the ability to recall statewide and legislative elected officials.
Source: California Blue Book (1909), (1911)