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Sidney Wallace Morrison (born May 13, 1933) is an American politician and a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Washington. He was elected as a Republican to the 97th United States Congress and to the five succeeding Congresses. He served from January 3, 1981 until January 3, 1993.

Sid Morrison
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Morrison in 1991
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Washington's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byMike McCormack
Succeeded byJay Inslee
Member of the Washington Senate
from the 15th district
In office
January 13, 1975 – November 12, 1980
Preceded byPerry B. Woodall
Succeeded byIrving Newhouse
Member of the Washington House of Representatives from the 15th district
In office
January 9, 1967 – January 13, 1975
Preceded byDamon R. Canfield
Succeeded byAlex A. Deccio
Personal details
Born
Sidney Wallace Morrison

(1933-05-13) May 13, 1933 (age 86)
Yakima, Washington, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materYakima Valley College
Washington State University
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1954–1956

BiographyEdit

Morrison attended public schools in Toppenish, Washington, and he was admitted to Yakima Valley College in 1951. In 1954, he graduated from Washington State University in Pullman with a Bachelor of Science degree. He enlisted and served in the United States Army from 1954 - 1956. He was a partner of the family-owned Morrison Fruit Co., Inc.

 
Morrison in 1967, during his time in the state legislature

From 1966 to 1974, Morrison was a member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing the 15th District. He served the 15th District in the Washington Senate from 1974 until 1980.

After his election to the 97th United States Congress in 1980, Morrison became a member of the House Energy and Agriculture Committees. He served Washington's 4th congressional district for 6 terms from 1981 to 1993. In 1992 Morrison was a candidate for governor, but he was defeated in the primary by Attorney General Ken Eikenberry. Eikenberry was subsequently defeated in the general election by Seattle Congressman Mike Lowry.

In early 1993, Morrison was appointed by Gov. Mike Lowry to be the Director of the Washington State Department of Transportation, a position he filled until 2001.[1]

Sid Morrison is the current chair of the Mainstream Republicans of Washington, and in March, 2005, was appointed to the Board of Trustees for Central Washington University.

As of 2007, Morrison was a resident of Zillah, Washington.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Sid Morrison (id: M000999)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Appearances on C-SPAN
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Mike McCormack
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Washington's 4th congressional district

1981–1993
Succeeded by
Jay Inslee