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Document Details


Title: Joel Pritchard
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Washington. State Archives. Washington State Oral/Aural History Program
Collection: Washington State Oral History Program
Description: After a decade of working on political campaigns in the Seattle area, Pritchard ran successfully for state representative in Seattle’s Thirty-sixth District in 1958. He entered the Legislature during a period of Republican minorities and worked closely with fellow legislators Dan Evans, Slade Gorton, Charles Moriarty, and others to build a new team of dynamic and moderate Republicans. Later, as a state senator, Pritchard was the chief architect of the liberalization of the state’s abortion law. He was a noted supporter of civil rights, environmental legislation, anti-gambling measures, and other reforms.
Extent: 442 pages
URL: http://www.secstate.wa.gov/oralhistory/pritchard/pritchardfull.pdf
Original Language: English
Speaker: Pritchard, Joel, 1925-1997
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 5-May-1925
Speaker place of birth: Seattle, WA; Washington; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Congressman; Military personnel; Salesman
Document date: Undated
Interviewer: Kilgannon, Anne
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: OHI0029642-32878