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, a failed measure which attempted to remove all gay or lesbian school employees or their supporters from their jobs.
|California State Senator, 35th District|
|Preceded by||James Edward Whetmore|
|Succeeded by||John F. Seymour|
|California State Assemblyman, 69th District|
|Preceded by||Kenneth Cory|
|Succeeded by||William E. Dannemeyer|
|California State Assemblyman, 35th District|
|Preceded by||Gordon W. Duffy|
|Succeeded by||Gary K. Hart|
|Born||March 8, 1930|
Mitchell, South Dakota, U.S.
|Died||April 15, 2020 (aged 90)|
Placerville, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Carmen Nicasio Briggs|
|Profession||Politician, United States Air Force Pilot|