Henry M. Jackson: Everett’s humble giant

  • Wed May 30th, 2012 1:37pm
  • News

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