Slade Gorton

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Slade Gorton
Slade Gorton, official Senate photo portrait.jpg
United States Senator
from Washington
In office
January 3, 1989 – January 3, 2001
Preceded byDaniel J. Evans
Succeeded byMaria Cantwell
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1987
Preceded byWarren Magnuson
Succeeded byBrock Adams
14th Attorney General of Washington
In office
1969–1981
GovernorDaniel J. Evans
Dixy Lee Ray
Preceded byJohn J. O'Connell
Succeeded byKen Eikenberry
In office
1959–1969
Personal details
Born(1928-01-08)January 8, 1928
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedAugust 19, 2020(2020-08-19) (aged 92)
Clyde Hill, Washington, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Sally Jean Clark (1958–2013, her death)
Alma materDartmouth College
Columbia Law School

Thomas Slade Gorton III (January 8, 1928 – August 19, 2020) was an American politician. He was a U.S. senator from Washington state from 1981 to 1987, and from 1989 to 2001.

He held both of the state's Senate seats in his career and was narrowly defeated for reelection twice as an incumbent: in 1986 by Brock Adams, and in 2000 by Maria Cantwell after a recount. Gorton was twice both Senior Senator (1983–87, 1993–2001) and Junior Senator (1981–83, 1989–93).

Gorton died on August 19, 2020 in Clyde Hill, Washington from Parkinson's disease-related problems at the age of 92.[1]

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