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Ernest LISTER

Governor

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

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

Religion

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

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

Interests

  • Artists

    Salvador Dali

  • Sport & Clubs

    Football

Connections

Married Alma Thornton, February 28, 1893.

father:
Jeremiah

mother:
Ellen (Hey)

wife:
Alma