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Sanderson, Major General Lawson (1895-1979)

Marine Corps aviation pioneer Lawson H. M. "Sandy" Sanderson (1895-1979) was born and grew up in Shelton, Washington. He became a Marine Corps pilot at the end of World War I and in the following year...

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Santos, Robert "Bob" Nicholas (1934-2016)

Bob Santos, born and raised in Seattle's Chinatown-International District, spent most of his life as an activist in his old neighborhood -- saving it, nurturing it, defending it against outside threat...

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Sato, Norie (b. 1949)

A Seattle resident since 1972, Norie Sato is a multidisciplinary visual artist. Sato has worked in various mediums including printmaking, video, sculpture, terrazzo flooring, and glass. Her long caree...

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Satterfield, Archie (1933-2011): Author, Traveler, Raconteur

This remembrance of author Archie Satterfield was written by Jean Godden, "Seattle City Councilmember and former ink-stained wretch."

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Sauvage, Lester R. (1926-2015)

Pioneering heart surgeon Lester R. Sauvage's first career goal was to become a Major League baseball player. His forceful mother insisted that he focus on his education instead. He entered medical sch...

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Sayre, James Willis (1877-1963)

J. Willis Sayre was a longtime resident of Seattle -- a journalist, arts promoter, and local historian whose work spanned more than five decades during the city's most explosive period of growth and d...

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Schmidl, Fritz (1897-1969)

Viennese-born Fritz Schmidl, lawyer, social worker, and author of numerous articles on social work, law, and applied psychoanalysis, arrived in Seattle with his wife, child psychoanalyst Dr. Edith Bux...

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Schmitz, Dietrich (1890-1969)

Dietrich Schmitz was a Seattle banker and civic leader. The 65-year old "ramrod-straight, gentlemanly banker," as one business writer described him, was president of Washington Mutual Savings Bank. I...

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Schmoe, Floyd W. (1895-2001)

Floyd Schmoe's life, which more than spanned the twentieth century, was shaped by his love of nature and by his equally passionate commitment to helping those afflicted by war and injustice. A child o...

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Schreiner, Franz Xavier "F. X." (1859-1946)

Franz Xavier "F. X." Schreiner was one of Seattle’s well-known entrepreneurs during the 1890s and early 1900s. Perhaps most famous for his Merchant’s CafÃ&...

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Schultz, Cecilia Augspurger (1878-1971), Impresario Extraordinaire

In an era when show-business impresarios often were caricatured as homburg-hatted men wielding large cigars, Seattle had Cecilia Augspurger Schultz, a woman of august ancestry with her own taste in ha...

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Scott, Gordon N. (1895-1964)

Gordon N. Scott was president of Pioneer Sand and Gravel and a Seattle civic leader. After moving to Seattle from British Columbia in his early 30s, he volunteered for numerous civic and charitable or...

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