Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
LEHMAN, Richard Henry (1948-)

LEHMAN, RICHARD HENRY, a Representative from California; born in Sanger, Fresno County, Calif., July 20, 1948; attended public schools; A.A., Fresno City College, 1968; attended California State University, Fresno, 1969; B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz, 1971; administrative assistant to State senator George Zenovich, 1970-1976; served in the California National Guard, 1970-1976; elected to the California assembly, 1976-1982, assistant majority floor leader, 1978-1982; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 1995); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fourth Congress.

California State University, Fresno
Henry Madden Library
Fresno, CA
Papers: Dates and amount unknown.
The congressional papers of Rick Lehman document his success in carrying legislation establishing the national status of the Mono Lake Basin National Forest Scenic Area as well as wild and scenic river protection for the Tuolumne and Kings rivers. Also documented in the papers is his work on the California Desert Wilderness Act, the prohibition of expansion of dams in Yosemite National Park, and clarifying the title to land along the California-Nevada border.