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HANSEN, Julia Butler, a Representative from Washington; born Julia Carrie Butler, June 14,
1907, in Portland, Multnomah County, Oreg.; attended the public schools of
Washington and Oregon State College, 1924-1926; graduated from the University
of Washington at Seattle in 1930; member of Cathlamet, Wash., city council
1938-1946; chairman of Western Interstate Committee on Highway Policies
1951-1961; manager of a title and casualty insurance business 1958-1961; member
of the State house of representatives from January 1939 until November 1960,
serving as speaker pro tempore 1955-1960; chairman and member of board of
trustees of Century 21, State of Washington, since 1958; elected simultaneously
as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the Eighty-seventh Congress by special
election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States
Representative Russell V. Mack and reelected to the six succeeding Congresses
(November 8, 1960-December 31, 1974); was not a candidate for renomination to
the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974; appointed in 1975 to a six-year term on the
Washington State Toll Bridge Authority and State Highway Commission; chairman,
Washington State Transportation commission, 1979-1981; was a resident of
Cathlamet, Wash., until her death there on May 3, 1988.
BibliographyJulia Butler Hansen in
Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of
the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History &
Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing
Office, 2006; Anderson, Lynda Ring. Julia Butler Hansen: The Grand Lady of
Washington Poltics." Ed. D. Diss., Seattle University, 1992.