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James Adelbert McDermott Edit Profile

psychiatrist , representative

James A. McDermott, American Congressman, psychiatrist. Member Washington State Arts Commission, Washington Council for Prevention Child Abuse and Neglect; Democratic nominee for government, 1980. Lieutenant commander Medical Corps, United States Navy, 1968-1970. Member American Psychiatric Association, Washington State Medical Association, King County Medical Society.

Background

McDermott, James Adelbert was born on December 28, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Wheaton College, Illinois, 1958. Doctor of Medicine, University Illinois Medical School, Chicago, 1963.

Career

Intern Buffalo General Hospital, 1963-1964. Resident adult psychiatry University Illinois Hospitals, Chicago, 1964-1966. Resident child psychiatry University Washington Hospitals, 1966-1968.

Assistant clinical professor department psychiatry University Washington, 1970-1983. Member District 43 Washington State House of Representatives, 1971-1972, Washington State Senate, 1975-1987, chairman ways and means committee, 1983—1987. Regional medical officer United States Foreign Service, Kinshasa, Zaire, 1987-1988.

Member United States Congress from 7th Washington district, since 1989. Consultant division juvenile rehabilitation Washington State Department Social & Health Services, 1972—1979. Consultant Washington State Department Labor & Industries, 1972—1983.

Chief psychiatrist Seattle/King County Jail, 1978. Lieutenant Commander Medical Corps United States Navy, 1968-1970.

Membership

Member Washington State Arts Commission, Washington Council for Prevention Child Abuse and Neglect. Democratic nominee for government, 1980. Lieutenant commander Medical Corps, United States Navy, 1968-1970.

Member American Psychiatric Association, Washington State Medical Association, King County Medical Society.

Connections

Married Therese Hansen. 2 children.

children:
Katherine McDermott

James McDermott