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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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Scott, Howard B. (1919-2012)

Marysville native Howard B. Scott was an ardent pacifist, dairy farmer, teacher, professor, and child psychologist. As a University of Washington student in 1937, Scott was repulsed by mandatory milit...

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Scott, Tyree (1940-2003)

Tyree Scott was a Seattle civil rights and labor leader who broke down barriers to women and minority workers in the construction industry and also worked to improve working conditions for low-income ...

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Seders, Francine (b. 1932)

Since she took over the Otto Seligman Gallery in 1966, Francine Seders has been a major player in the Northwest art scene, representing some of the region's premier artists, including internationally ...

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Sefrit, Frank Ira (1867-1950)

Frank Sefrit was the firebrand editor of the Bellingham Herald for nearly 40 years during the first half of the twentieth century. A vitriolic man with a sharp pen and a zest for battle, Sefrit had li...

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