Bob Morton (politician)
Harry Robert "Bob" Morton (May 19, 1934 – August 7, 2015) was an American politician of the Republican Party. He was a member of the Washington State Senate and House of Representatives, representing the 7th Legislative District.
|Washington State Senator from Washington's 7th Legislative District|
January 5, 1994 – January 1, 2013
|Preceded by||Scott Barr|
|Succeeded by||John Smith|
|Washington State Representative from Washington's 7th Legislative District, Position 2|
November 6, 1990 – January 5, 1994
|Preceded by||Neal Kirby|
|Succeeded by||Cathy McMorris Rodgers|
Harry Robert Morton
May 19, 1934
Hornell, New York
|Died||August 6, 2015 (aged 81)|
|Spouse(s)||Linda K. Morton|
|Residence||Kettle Falls, Washington|
|Alma mater||Alfred University (B.D.) |
Alfred University (B.A.)
Morton was a leader of the State of Lincoln secession movement, wherein the Eastern Washington and Panhandle of Idaho would become a 51st state. He also gave Cathy McMorris Rodgers her start in politics; first as his campaign manager, then as his legislative assistant, and finally creating the vacancy in the state House of Representatives when he ascended to the State Senate, which she filled via appointment. He died on August 7, 2015.
- "Find Your Legislator". Apps.leg.wa.gov. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
- "Senator Bob Morton - Biography - Project Vote Smart". Votesmart.org. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
- "Altered States". online.wsj.com. 2010-04-17. Retrieved 2013-12-23.
- "The state should separate in two, some GOP senators say". seattlepi.com. 2005-02-21. Retrieved 2013-12-23.
- "Sen. Bob Morton announces retirement". gazette-tribune.com. 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2013-12-23.