Joel McFee PRITCHARD, Congress, WA (1925-1997)


PRITCHARD, Joel McFee, a Representative from Washington; born in Seattle, King County, Wash., May 5, 1925; attended the public schools; Marietta College, 1946-1947; served in the United States Army, 1944-1946, with rank of sergeant; employed, Griffin Envelope Co., Seattle, Wash., president, 1948-1971; member, state house of representatives, 1953-1966; member, state senate, 1966-1970; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1956; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1985); did not seek reelection to the Ninety-ninth Congress; elected lieutenant governor of Washington in 1988; reelected in 1992 for the four-year term beginning January 13, 1993; died October 9, 1997, in Olympia, Wash.


Pritchard, Joel M. Joel M. Pritchard: An Oral History/Interviewed by Anne Kilgannon. Olympia, WA: Washington State Oral History Program, Office of the Secretary of State, 2000.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present



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