Jackson is remembered not only for the powerful influence he wielded in government, but also for the depth of his connection to Everett, the community where he was born and raised, and where he died in 1983. "When he was home, he was just one of the neighbors. He was clearly one of us," Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson said. "He was so humble. He never forgot where he came from."
Events honoring Jackson continue at 1:30 and 4 p.m. today in Everett.
Read more about Scoop Jackson's life and legacy:
• Jackson was shaped by his roots in the town he loved
• The senator is remembered as a man who never forgot ordinary people
• Three pivotal moments in Jackson's life
• His name endures around the region
• Notable events in Scoop's life
• In Jackson's era, Northwesterners were giants of the Senate
• The day Jackson died began with shocking news
• George Will's tribute: Jackson's example enriched us all
• Ronald Reagan's tribute to Jackson
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