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Donald Hammer MAGNUSON

(1911-1979)

MAGNUSON, Donald Hammer, a Representative from Washington; born on a farm near Freeman, Spokane County, Wash., March 7, 1911; attended the public schools and Spokane University, 1926-1928; was graduated from the University of Washington at Seattle in 1931; after graduation worked as a harvester and then as a riveter in an aircraft factory; newspaper reporter for the Daily Olympian and Seattle Times, 1934-1952; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1963); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; employed by Department of Interior, 1963-1969, and by Department of Labor, 1969-1973; resided in Seattle, Wash., where he died October 5, 1979; interment in Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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