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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.[1][2]

Bob Morton
Washington State Senator from Washington's 7th Legislative District
In office
January 5, 1994 (1994-01-05) – January 1, 2013 (2013-01-01)
Preceded byScott Barr
Succeeded byJohn Smith
Washington State Representative from Washington's 7th Legislative District, Position 2
In office
November 6, 1990 (1990-11-06) – January 5, 1994 (1994-01-05)
Preceded byNeal Kirby
Succeeded byCathy McMorris Rodgers
Personal details
Harry Robert Morton

(1934-05-19)May 19, 1934
Hornell, New York
DiedAugust 6, 2015(2015-08-06) (aged 81)
Spokane, Washington
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Linda K. Morton
ResidenceKettle Falls, Washington
Alma materAlfred University (B.D.)
Alfred University (B.A.)
ProfessionMethodist Minister

Morton was a leader of the State of Lincoln secession movement, wherein the Eastern Washington and Panhandle of Idaho would become a 51st state.[3][4] 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.[5] He died on August 7, 2015.[6]


  1. ^ "Find Your Legislator". Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  2. ^ "Senator Bob Morton - Biography - Project Vote Smart". Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  3. ^ "Altered States". 2010-04-17. Retrieved 2013-12-23.
  4. ^ "The state should separate in two, some GOP senators say". 2005-02-21. Retrieved 2013-12-23.
  5. ^ "Sen. Bob Morton announces retirement". 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2013-12-23.
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