Sid Morrison Edit Profile
Morrison attended public schools in Toppenish, Washington, and he was admitted to Yakima Valley College in 1951. In 1954, he graduated from Washington State University in Pullman with a Bachelor of Science degree.
He was elected as a Republican to the 97th United States Congress and to the five succeeding Congresses. He served from January 3, 1981 until January 3, 1993. He enlisted and served in the United States Army from 1954 - 1956.
He served the 15th District in the Washington Senate from 1974 until 1980. He served Washington's 4th congressional district for 6 terms from 1981 to 1993. In 1992 Morrison was a candidate for governor, but he was defeated in the primary by Attorney General Ken Eikenberry.
Eikenberry was subsequently defeated in the general election by Seattle Congressman Mike Lowry. In early 1993, Morrison was appointed by Gov. Mike Lowry to be the Director of the Washington State Department of Transportation, a position he filled until 2001.
Sid Morrison is the current chair of the Mainstream Republicans of Washington, and in March, 2005, was appointed to the Board of Trustees for Central Washington University. As of 2007, Morrison was a resident of Zillah, Washington.
The state cannot control the church, nor should the church attempt to dominate the state. However, religious expression should be present in public life.
Member Washington House of Representatives, 1967-1974, Washington State Senate, 1975-1980. Chairman Washington State Apple Commission. Member Department Agriculture Research Advisory Committee.
President Washington State Peach Council. With United States Army, 1954-1956. Member Washington State Horticultural Association (board directors), Grange, Rotary.
Married Marcella Britton, June 19, 1955. Children: Wally, Mary Anne, Linda, Doris.