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Christian Politicians in Washington

  Harley Jackson — of Pullman, Whitman County, Wash. Pastor; mayor of Pullman, Wash., 1915-16. Christian. Burial location unknown.
  Adam Smith (b. 1965) — of Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash. Born in Washington, D.C., June 15, 1965. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Washington state senate, 1991-96; U.S. Representative from Washington 9th District, 1997-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 2000, 2004, 2008. Christian. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  John William Summers (1870-1937) — also known as John W. Summers — of Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Wash. Born in Valeene, Orange County, Ind., April 29, 1870. Republican. Physician; farmer; member of Washington state house of representatives, 1917; U.S. Representative from Washington 4th District, 1919-33; defeated, 1932. Christian. Member, American Medical Association; Sons of the American Revolution; Knights of Pythias. Died in 1937 (age about 67 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Walla Walla, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of James Monroe Summers and Sarah (Tower) Summers; married 1897 to Jennie B. Burks.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ashman Henry Vandivert (1853-1927) — also known as A. H. Vandivert — of Bethany, Harrison County, Mo. Born in Muskingum County, Ohio, April 6, 1853. Republican. Physician; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1888. Christian. Member, Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., October 19, 1927 (age 74 years, 196 days). Interment at Miriam Cemetery, Bethany, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Agnes Hanna (Berry) Vandivert and Robert Henry Vandivert; married 1878 to Rosa Templeman; married 1886 to Emma Buckles.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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