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Washington Overview

(Encyclopedia) Washington, state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It is bordered by Idaho (E); Oregon, with the Columbia River marking much of the boundary (S); the Pacific Ocean (W); and the Ca...

Washington State University

(Encyclopedia) Washington State University, at Pullman; land-grant and state supported; chartered 1890, opened 1892 as an agriculture college. From 1905 to 1959 it was the State College of Washington. The uni...

Washington Monument

(Encyclopedia) Washington Monument, obelisk-shaped tower, 555 ft 5   1⁄9 in. (169.3 m) high, located on a 106-acre (43-hectare) site at the west end of the Mall, Washington, D.C.; dedicated 1885. In 1...

Washington

Capital: Olympia State abbreviation/Postal code: Wash./WA Governor: Jay Inslee, D (to Jan. 2019) Lieut. Governor: Cyrus Habib, D (to Jan. 2019) Senators: Patty Murray, D (to Jan. 2…

Washington, University of

(Encyclopedia) Washington, University of, at Seattle; state supported; coeducational; chartered and opened 1861 as the Territorial Univ. of Washington, renamed 1889. There are noted schools of medicine and en...

Odum, Howard Washington

(Encyclopedia) Odum, Howard Washington ō´dəm [key], 1884–1954, American sociologist, b. Bethlehem, Ga., grad. Emory College, 1904, Ph.D. Clark Univ., 1909, and Ph.D. Columbia, 1910. In 1920 he became pr...

Washington, Harold Lee

(Encyclopedia) Washington, Harold Lee, 1922–87, African-American politician, b. Chicago. A lawyer, he entered Illinois state government in 1965 as a Democratic representative, becoming state senator in 1976...

Mary Washington College

(Encyclopedia) Mary Washington College, mainly at Fredericksburg, Va.; state supported; chartered 1908 as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women; first given its present name in 1938; coeducational ...

state flowers

(Encyclopedia) state flowers. Each state of the United States has designated, usually by legislative action, one flower as its floral emblem; the rose has been designated by Congress as the national flower of...

Washington, Treaty of

(Encyclopedia) Washington, Treaty of, May, 1871, agreement concluded between the United States and Great Britain in Washington, D.C. Its principal articles provided for determination of the Alabama claim...