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Published: Thursday, May 31, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Henry M. Jackson: Everett's humble giant

100 years after the senator's birth, the community honors one of its greatest sons

Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson on April 5, 1980.

Herald file

Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson on April 5, 1980.

Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson, who served 43 years in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, would have been 100 years old today.

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
Story tags » Everett

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