Ramona Barnes, 1976 campaign photo

Ramona Lee Etta Barnes (née Wheeler) (July 7, 1938 - November 26, 2003) was a Republican politician in the U.S. state of Alaska.

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, Alaska in 1972. She managed a beauty shop and salon. Barnes was the president of the Arctic Research Consultants, Inc. Barnes served on the Elmendorf Air Force Base School Board in Alaska. From 1979 to 1985 and from 1987 to 2001, Barnes served in the Alaska House of Representatives and was a Republican. In 1993, Barnes served as speaker of the house. Barnes died in a hospital in Anchorage, Alaska from pneumonia caused by cancer.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ Alaska Republicans-Ramona Barnes
  2. ^ 'Ramona Barnes a tough talking Alaska legislator,' The Seattle Times, Mike Chambers, November 28, 2003
  3. ^ Consortium Library-University of Alaska Anchorage-Alaska Pacific University-Ramona Barnes papers

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