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Jim Bates Papers

Identifier: MS-0015

Scope and Contents

The Jim Bates Papers contains files from several of the committees and subcommittees Bates served on, as well as from some of his more well-known bills: specifically the subcommittee on Procurement and Printing, and the subjects of Navy procurement fraud, the Rural Electrification Administration's loan program, and emergency care for trauma victims.  The collection contains information on bills which Bates supported, and gives quarterly histories of his actions and accomplishments from 1975-90. The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, and public relations files.


  • Creation: 1981-1990


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This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in some or all of these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creator(s) of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of archival collections is such that multiple creators are often applicable and copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. In any case, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, obtaining publication rights and copyright infringement. When requesting images from Special Collections & University Archives for publication, we require a signed agreement waiving San Diego State University of any liability in the event of a copyright violation.

Biographical Note

Democrat Jim Bates was first involved in San Diego politics in 1971, serving as a member of the San Diego City Council until 1974. From 1975 to 1982 he served as chairman of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. In 1982 he won election as U.S. Representative of California, District 44, and has served on numerous House committees and subcommittees. Bates lost his seat as Representative in November, 1990.


5.70 Linear Feet

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I. Legislative Files, 1988-90

II. Press Secretary Files

III. Legislative Happenings

IV. Bills

1. 98th Congress

2. 99th Congress

3. 100th Congress

V. Navy Procurement Fraud

VI. Legislative History

VII. Legislative Profile

VIII. House Legislative Activity

IX. Roll Call Subject Guide

Source of Acquisition

Jim Bates



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