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Slade Gorton
Slade Gorton

Thomas Slade Gorton III (born January 8, 1928) is an American politician. A Republican, he was a U.S. Senator from Washington state from 1981 until 1987, and then from 1989 until 2001. He was defeated for reelection in 1986 by Brock Adams, and in 2000 by Maria Cantwell. photo of 9-11 Commissoner Slade Gorton. ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party [1]), is one of the two major political parties in the United States (the other being the Democratic Party). ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... State nickname: The Evergreen State Other U.S. States Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Governor Christine Gregoire (D) Official languages None Area 184,824 km² (18th)  - Land 172,587 km²  - Water 12,237 km² (6. ... As Secretary of Transportation, Brock Adams supported increasing automobile fuel efficiency and mass transit. ... Maria E. Cantwell (born October 13, 1958) is the junior United States Senator from Washington state and is a member of the Democratic Party. ...


Gorton was born in Chicago, Illinois and served in the United States Army from 1945 until 1946. He then attended and graduated from Dartmouth College. He served in the United States Air Force from 1953 until 1956, continuing to serve in the Air Force reserves until 1980. Meanwhile, he practiced law, and entered politics in 1958, being elected to the state legislature of Washington, in which he served from 1959 until 1969, becoming one of the highest-ranking members. He was then Attorney General of Washington from 1969 until he entered the senate in 1981, defeating longtime incumbent and state legend Warren Magnuson on Ronald Reagan's coattails and an "it's time for a change" ad campaign. After his 1986 defeat, he ran for the state's other Senate seat (open at the time) in 1988 and won. In the senate, Gorton was notable for his conservative views, and derided for what some perceived as strong hostility towards Indian tribes. His reelection strategy centered on running up high vote totals in areas outside of the liberal mecca Seattle. In 1994 he repeated the process. In 2000, Democrat Maria Cantwell turned his "it's time for a change" strategy against him and due to the strength of her huge vote margins in the King County area, won an upset victory with around 2,000 votes. Chicago, colloquially known as the Second City and the Windy City, is the third-largest city in population in the United States and the largest inland city in the country. ... US Army Seal The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... For other uses of the name Dartmouth, see Dartmouth Dartmouth College is a private university in Hanover, New Hampshire, and a member of the Ivy League. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... Warren Grant Magnuson (April 12, 1905–May 20, 1989) was a Democratic Senator from Washington from 1944-1981. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Conservatism or political conservatism is any of several historically related political philosophies or political ideologies. ... Downtown Seattle skyline City nickname: The Emerald City Location Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Government County King Mayor Greg Nickels NP/Democrat ¹ Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 369. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States. ... Maria E. Cantwell (born October 13, 1958) is the junior United States Senator from Washington state and is a member of the Democratic Party. ... King County is located in the state of Washington. ...


In 2004, Gorton became a member of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (popularly known as the "9/11 Commission"). The Commissions seal The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission, was set up in late 2002 to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 attacks including preparedness for and the immediate response... The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of suicide attacks against civilians of the United States conducted on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. ...



Preceded by:
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Washington State Attorney General
1969 – 1981
Succeeded by:
Ken Eikenberry
Preceded by:
Warren Magnuson
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Washington
1981 – 1987
Succeeded by:
Brock Adams
Preceded by:
Dan Evans
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Washington
1989 – 2001
Succeeded by:
Maria Cantwell


Ken Eikenberry is a United States politician. ... Warren Grant Magnuson (April 12, 1905–May 20, 1989) was a Democratic Senator from Washington from 1944-1981. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Washington to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... As Secretary of Transportation, Brock Adams supported increasing automobile fuel efficiency and mass transit. ... Daniel Jackson Evans (born October 16, 1925) served three terms as governor of the state of Washington from 1965 to 1977, and represented the state in the United States Senate from 1983 to 1989. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Washington to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... Maria E. Cantwell (born October 13, 1958) is the junior United States Senator from Washington state and is a member of the Democratic Party. ...



Members of the 9/11 Commission Logo of the 9-11 Commission
Chairman

Thomas Kean The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission, was set up in late 2002 to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 attacks including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. ... Logo of the 9-11 Commission. ... Thomas Kean Thomas Howard Kean (born April 21, 1935 in New York City) was the Republican Governor of New Jersey from 1982 to 1990. ...

Vice Chairman

Lee Hamilton Lee Herbert Hamilton is the vice chair of the 9-11 Commission and currently serves on the Presidents Homeland Security Advisory Council. ...

Commissioners

Richard Ben-Veniste | Fred Fielding | Jamie Gorelick | Slade Gorton | Bob Kerrey | John Lehman | Tim Roemer | James Thompson Richard Ben-Veniste (born January 3, 1943), a key member of the 9-11 Commission, is known for his pointed questions and criticisms of members of both the Clinton and G.W. Bush administrations. ... Fred Fisher Fielding (born March 21, 1939) is senior partner at Wiley, Rein, & Fielding, a Washington, D.C. law firm. ... Jamie S. Gorelick (born May 6, 1950) was the number two official in the U.S. Department of Justice during the Clinton administration. ... Senator Bob Kerrey Joseph Robert Kerrey (born August 27, 1943) was a U.S. Senator from Nebraska (1989–2001) and a Democrat. ... John F. Lehman, Jr. ... Timothy John Roemer (born October 30, 1956 in South Bend, Indiana) is a former U.S. Congressman from Indiana who served from 1991 to 2003. ... James Robert Thompson (born May 8, 1936), also known as Big Jim Thompson, was the longest-serving Governor of the U.S. state of Illinois. ...


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Slade Gorton - definition of Slade Gorton in Encyclopedia (331 words)
Thomas Slade Gorton III (born January 8 1928) is an American politician.
Gorton was born in Chicago, Illinois and served in the United States Army from 1945 until 1946.
In 2004, Gorton became a member of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (popularly known as the "9/11 Commission").
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