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.
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