• Creator
  • Petersen, Robert I.
  • Description
  • Henry Martin Jackson (1912-1983) was born in Everett, Washington, the son of Norwegian immigrants. His sister gave him his life-long nickname "Scoop" after a comic strip character in the local newspaper he delivered as a boy. He briefly attended Stanford University before graduating from the University of Washington, where he earned his bachelor of law degree in 1935. After passing the bar examination, he entered private practice in Everett. J... more
    Henry Martin Jackson (1912-1983) was born in Everett, Washington, the son of Norwegian immigrants. His sister gave him his life-long nickname "Scoop" after a comic strip character in the local newspaper he delivered as a boy. He briefly attended Stanford University before graduating from the University of Washington, where he earned his bachelor of law degree in 1935. After passing the bar examination, he entered private practice in Everett. Jackson won his first elective office at the age of 26, when he was chosen Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney in 1938. Two years later, in 1940, he ran successfully for Congress. Jackson served 12 years as a Congressman, and then ran for the U.S. Senate in 1952. He served in the Senate until his death, though the 1980 elections gave the Republican Party control of the Senate and Jackson lost his Committee chairmanship. He nevertheless retained great influence as ranking member of the Armed Services, Government Affairs, and Energy and... less
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  • Photograph
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    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 6 and resized to 768x512 ppi. 2003