United States Senator Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson, one of Washington's most respected and dearest sons, was an esteemed and nationally renowned political figure in the middle decades of the 20th century. Death claimed Scoop Jackson all too soon, taking him from us on September 1, 1983, just a few months after his 71st birthday.
The state House of Representatives recently adopted a resolution celebrating the centennial of Senator Jackson's birth, which is coming up on May 31. The resolution notes, among other things, that Senator Jackson "established a steady and respected grasp of subjects ranging from public lands and other environmental issues, to hydroelectric power and other energy concerns, to national security and other public safety matters."
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