The Fourteenth Session: A brief history of the men who represented the million and a half people of the state of Washington in the legislature of 1915
Alfred T. Renfro
Beaux Arts Village, Washington
Publication date: 1915
A brief history of the men who represented the million and a half people of the State of Washington in the Legislature of 1915.
It is not the purpose or object of this book to discuss the Legislature as a whole or the merits of the bills. Neither is it a manual. The acts of the Legislature are recorded in the Journal, the results in the Session Laws, and the pocket manual covers the field.
This work will endeavor to treat [sic] of the personnel of the Legislature. Devoting its pages to the personal side of the men who made the laws. In some cases where the author knew, there will be found an “intimate peep” [sic] into the lives and characters of the members.
Another gem from within the document… “Governor Lister will be remembered in political history as the ‘Veto Governor.’ Of all vetoes recorded since statehood there appears to be over 40 percent credited to his administration.”
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