John Briggs

American politician (1930–2020)

John V. Briggs (March 8, 1930 – April 15, 2020) was an American politician who was the California State Assembly and the California State Senate. He was perhaps best known for sponsoring Proposition 6 in 1978, also known as the Briggs Initiative,[1] a failed measure which attempted to remove all gay or lesbian school employees or their supporters from their jobs.

John Briggs
California State Senator, 35th District
In office
1977–1981
Preceded byJames Edward Whetmore
Succeeded byJohn F. Seymour
California State Assemblyman, 69th District
In office
1975–1977
Preceded byKenneth Cory
Succeeded byWilliam E. Dannemeyer
California State Assemblyman, 35th District
In office
1967–1975
Preceded byGordon W. Duffy
Succeeded byGary K. Hart
Personal details
Born(1930-03-08)March 8, 1930
Mitchell, South Dakota, U.S.
DiedApril 15, 2020(2020-04-15) (aged 90)
Placerville, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Carmen Nicasio Briggs
ProfessionPolitician, United States Air Force Pilot

Briggs died on April 15, 2020 in Placerville, California at the age of 90.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library. "Ballot Propositions June 1978-June 1998". Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library. Archived from the original on 2012-02-19. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  2. Obituary: Senator John V. Briggs, Ret.
  3. Remembering state Sen. John Briggs