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Document Details


Title: August Mardesich
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Washington. State Archives. Washington State Oral/Aural History Program
Collection: Washington State Oral History Program
Description: August P. Mardesich: An Oral History is the story of an Everett fisherman and lawyer who was thrust by tragedy into the political arena and emerged as one of the most respected and influential state lawmakers during his twenty-eight year tenure in the state Legislature. Senator Mardesich was appointed to the state House of Representatives in 1950, after tragic fishing accident took the life of his brother Tony, a freshman House member elected in 1949. After serving the remainder of his brother’s term, he decided to remain in politics and went on to be elected to serve six terms in the House and four terms in the Senate, serving as majority leader in both houses.
Extent: 147 pages
URL: http://www.secstate.wa.gov/oralhistory/mardesich/mardesich_short.pdf
Original Language: English
Speaker: Mardesich, August P., 1920-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 11-Feb-1920
Speaker place of birth: San Pedro, CA; California; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Fisherman; Legislator; Military personnel
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: OHI0029644-32881