Slade Gorton: A Half Century in Politics. By John C. Hughes. (Olympia, Wash.: Washington State Legacy Project, Washington Secretary of State, 2011)
As a state legislator, attorney general and U.S. senator, his 50-year career in public service put him on the front lines of a host of controversial issues—from redistricting to fishing rights disputes, the battle over the spotted owl and dam breaching. His service on the 9/11 Commission revealed his tenacity to find the truth. Often characterized as an icy intellectual, Gorton emerges as a complex, thoughtful man.
Read more at the Legacy Project’s Oral History site.
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