Party affiliation: Democratic Party
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As governor he was committed to agricultural assistance, irrigation and reclamation projects, and vetoed legislation that would have denied civil rights to radical members of the International Workers of the World. He became the third governor to die in office, along with John R. Rogers and Samuel Goodlove Cosgrove. He died at Seattle's Swedish Hospital, one day shy of his 49th birthday as a result of heart and kidney disease. He was succeeded in office by Louis F. Hart.
Methodist. Mason. Home: Olympia, Wash
- began his early career as an iron molder in his brother's factory, and worked in the real estate and insurance fields before becoming interested in politics
Denomination: Roman Catholic
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Artists: Salvador Dali
Sport & Clubs: Football
mother: Ellen (Hey)