John V. BriggsRepublican
Born: March 8, 1930 in South Dakota
Married: Carmen Nicasio (in 1951)
Children: Kathleen, Dan, and Ronald*
Military Service: USAF (Korea)
1971-1972: Member, Western Interstate Nuclear Board
1978: Primary Candidate for Governor (Lost; 1.4%)
1981: Resigned from the State Senate on December 28.
- Legislation: Author of Proposition 6 (1978) which would have banned gays and lesbians from teaching in California public schools.
Ronald V. Briggs was a member of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors (2007-2014). He ran for El Dorado County Treasurer-Tax Collector (lost) in 2014, and is a candidate for El Dorado County Recorder-Clerk in 2018 (pending).
- Silver Screen: John Briggs was portrayed by Denis O'Hare in the movie "Milk" (2008).
- Terrorism: On November 21, 1977, two members of the terrorist group "Weather Underground" were arrested while trying to bomb a district office of Senator Briggs. They were Thomas Michael Justsen and Marc Curtis Perry.
Source: California Blue Book (1967), (1971)
Source: California Legislature Handbook (1973)
Source: "Conspiracy to bomb solon's office foiled" by the UPI, Lodi News-Sentinel (11/22/1977), p. 8