Ramona Barnes

Ramona Barnes REPRepublican

politician (1938-2003)

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Ramona BarnesREPRepublican politician (1938-2003)
65
Age at Death1938-2003
2
Years of Experience
AKResidence (state)

Ramona Lee Etta Barnes (née Wheeler) (July 7, 1938 – November 26, 2003) was a Republican politician, who served in the Alaska House of Representatives for two periods spanning 1979–1985 and 1987–2001. Born in Pikeville, Tennessee, Barnes went to Bledsoe County High School and Waipahu Community College. Her husband Larry Barnes was in the military. Barnes served as an undercover agent for the Central Intelligence Agency in the Philippines. Then Barnes, her husband and family moved to Anchorage in 1972. She managed a beauty shop and salon. Barnes was the president of the Arctic Research Consultants, Inc, and also served on the Elmendorf Air Force Base School Board before her election to the state House. In 1993, Barnes served as Speaker of the House. Barnes died in an Anchorage hospital in 2003, from pneumonia caused by cancer.

Education3 - 3 of 1
Waipahu Community College
Attended
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Speaker of the House
1993 - 94
House Minority Whip
1991 - 92
House Minority Leader
1992
House Majority Leader
1983
President
Arctic Research Consultants
Other Experience1 - 6 of 6
Experience
National Federation of Republican Women
Experience
National Order of Women Legislators
Experience
Anchorage Republican Women's Club
Experience
American Legislative Exchange Council
Experience
Navy League
Experience
Business and Professional Woman's Club