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Magnuson, Warren G. (Warren Grant), 1905-1989

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    • Warren Grant
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    • Magnuson, Warren Grant, 1905-1989
    • Magnuson, Maggie, 1905-1989
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    • found: U.S. Cong. S. Committee on Commerce. Amending the Bonneville project act ... Report ... 1945.
    • found: NUCMC data from Univ. of Wash. Libr. for His Papers, 1929-1980(Warren Grant Magnuson, b. 1905; lawyer, state legislator, U.S. representative (1937-1944) and senator (1945-1980) from Washington State)
    • found: Washington post, 5/21/89(Warren G. Magnuson, former senator, 84, d. May 20, 1989 at his home in Seattle, Wash.; Warren Grant Magnuson was b. Apr. 12, 1905 in Moorhead, Minn., and was orphaned before he was a month old; he was adopted by a Swedish couple and took their name)
    • found: Wikipedia, Sept. 18, 2007(Warren G. Magnuson; Warren Grant "Maggie" Magnuson (Apr. 12, 1905-May 20, 1989))
    • found: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, via WWW, October 4, 2013(Magnuson, Warren Grant (1905-1989); a Representative and a Senator from Washington; born in Moorhead, Clay County, Minn., April 12, 1905; attended the public schools, the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks and North Dakota State College; graduated from the University of Washington in 1926, and from the law school in 1929; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Seattle, Wash.; secretary of the Seattle Municipal League in 1930 and 1931; served as special prosecuting attorney of King County, Wash., in 1931; member, State house of representatives, 1933-1934; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1933; served in the United States Navy during the Second World War, attaining rank of lieutenant commander; United States district attorney in 1934 and prosecuting attorney of King County, Wash., 1934-1936; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1937, until his resignation on December 13, 1944; appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Homer T. Bone, and served from December 14, 1944, to January 3, 1945; elected in 1944 for the term commencing January 3, 1945; reelected in 1950, 1956, 1962, 1968 and 1974 and served from December 14, 1944, to January 3, 1981; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Ninety-sixth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1980; chairman, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce (Eighty-fourth through Eighty-seventh Congresses), Committee on Commerce (Eighty-eighth through Ninety-fifth Congresses), Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation (Ninety-fifth Congress), Committee on Appropriations (Ninety-fifth and Ninety-sixth Congresses); resumed the practice of law; died in Seattle, Wash., May 20, 1989).
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