PRITCHARD, Joel McFee, a Representative from Washington; born in Seattle, King County,
Wash., May 5, 1925; attended the public schools; Marietta College, 1946-1947;
served in the United States Army, 1944-1946, with rank of sergeant; employed,
Griffin Envelope Co., Seattle, Wash., president, 1948-1971; member, state house
of representatives, 1953-1966; member, state senate, 1966-1970; delegate,
Republican National Convention, 1956; elected as a Republican to the
Ninety-third and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3,
1985); did not seek reelection to the Ninety-ninth Congress; elected lieutenant
governor of Washington in 1988; reelected in 1992 for the four-year term
beginning January 13, 1993; died October 9, 1997, in Olympia, Wash.
BibliographyPritchard, Joel M.
Joel M. Pritchard: An Oral History/Interviewed by Anne
Kilgannon. Olympia, WA: Washington State Oral History Program, Office of the
Secretary of State, 2000.