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Politician members in Washington

  William Franklin Devin (1898-1982) — also known as William F. Devin — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, March 28, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; municipal judge in Washington, 1939-42; mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1942-52; defeated, 1941, 1952. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Phi Delta Phi; Royal Arcanum. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., February 2, 1982 (age 83 years, 311 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Oliver Peyton Devin and Mina Marie (Kern) Devin; married, September 3, 1924, to Helen Hogue.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur Bernard Langlie (1900-1966) — also known as Arthur B. Langlie — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Lanesboro, Fillmore County, Minn., July 25, 1900. Republican. Mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1938-41; defeated, 1936; resigned 1941; Governor of Washington, 1941-45, 1949-57; delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1944, 1948, 1952 (Honorary Vice-President; speaker), 1956; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Rotary; Royal Arcanum. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., July 24, 1966 (age 65 years, 364 days). Interment at Acacia Memorial Park, Lake Forest Park, Wash.
  Relatives: Married to Evelyn Pansy Baker.
  Campaign slogan (1956): "High Office Demands High Principles."
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
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