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James A. McDERMOTT

(1936- )

McDERMOTT, James A., a Representative from Washington; born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 28, 1936; B.S., Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill., 1958; M.D., University of Illinois Medical School, Chicago, Ill., 1963; residence in adult psychiatry, University of Illinois hospitals, 1964-1966; residency in child psychiatry, University of Washington hospitals, Seattle, Wash., 1966-1968; United States Navy Medical Corps, 1968-1970; psychiatrist; faculty member, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash., 1970-1983; member of the Washington state house of representatives, 1971-1972; unsuccessful candidate for nomination as governor of Washington in 1972; member of the Washington state senate, 1975-1987; unsuccessful candidate for election as governor of Washington in 1980; unsuccessful candidate for nomination as governor of Washington in 1984; medical officer, United States Foreign Service, 1987-1988; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred First and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1989-present); chair, Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (One Hundred Third Congress).

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

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