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Document Details


Title: R. Frank Atwood
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Washington. State Archives. Washington State Oral/Aural History Program
Collection: Washington State Oral History Program
Description: Frank Atwood served twelve years in the Washington State Senate, but during his fairly short tenure rose rapidly through the leadership ranks of the Republican Party. R. Frank Atwood: An Oral History provides details on his Senate career, including his expertise in budgetary matters, his strong support for higher education, and his role in introducing much of the executive reorganization legislation proposed by Governor Dan Evans. The interview also offers fascinating insights on the dynamics of leadership and the difficulties that low salaries and the continuing-session concept imposed on our citizen legislators during the 1970s.
Extent: 294 pages
URL: http://www.secstate.wa.gov/oralhistory/atwood.pdf
Original Language: English
Speaker: Atwood, Roy Franklin, 1926-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 27-Nov-1926
Speaker place of birth: Massachusetts; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Lawyer; Military personnel; Politician; Senator
Document date: Undated
Interviewer: Boswell, Sharon
Organizations discussed: Washington. State Legislature
Locations discussed: North America; United States; Washington
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Legislation; North America; Oral history; Political leadership; Political science; Politicians; United States; Washington; Washington (State)--Officials and employees; Washington (State)--Politics and government; Washington. State Legislature
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029639-32872