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Ernest LISTER

Ernest Lister, British governor. Member City Council, Tacoma, 1894-1896; member Charter Revision Commission, Tacoma, 1910; Mason.

Background

  • Lister, Ernest was born on June 15, 1870 in Halifax, England. Son of Jeremiah Hartley and Ellen (Hey) Lister.

  • Education

    • Came to America, 1884. Education common schools and business college.

    Career

    • 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

    Major achievements

    • 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

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democratic Party

    Religion

    When anybody starts to follow the way of Jesus, it means to share his relationship with God as Father.

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Views

    A true Christian should help those in need, regardless of religious affiliation.

    Membership

    Member City Council, Tacoma, 1894-1896. Member Charter Revision Commission, Tacoma, 1910.
    • Charter Revision Commission,
      1910

    Personality

    Interests

    Artists: Salvador Dali

    Sport & Clubs: Football

    Connections

    • Married Alma Thornton, February 28, 1893.
    • father: Jeremiah
    • mother: Ellen (Hey)
    • Wife: Alma
    Ernest LISTER
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    Died June 14, 1918
    (aged 47)
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