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Warren G. Magnuson
Warren Grant Magnuson (April 12, 1905–May 20, 1989) was a Democratic Senator from Washington from 1944-1981. Magnuson also served as a member of the United States House of Representatives representing the First Congressional District of Washington from 1937 to 1944.
Magnuson served in the state legislature and as King County Prosecutor. Magnuson was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1936, filling a vacancy caused by the death of fellow Democrat Marion Zioncheck on August 7, 1936. He won re-election in 1938, 1940, and 1942. In 1944, Magnuson successfully ran for U.S. Senate. He was appointed on December 14, 1944 to fill the vacancy created by Homer Bone 's appointment to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, thus resigning from the House and starting his service in the Senate a month early.
He was re-elected in 1950, 1956, 1962, 1968, and 1974. He served on the Senate Commerce Committee throughout his tenure in the Senate, and the Senate Appropriations Committee during his final term. Magnuson was defeated in a bid for re-election in 1980.
At least two important pieces of legislation bear his name: the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act .
Marion Zioncheck (D)
|U.S. Representative |
First District (1937-1944)
Emerson DeLacy (D)
Homer T. Bone
|U.S. Senator |
Slade Gorton (R)
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