Library Search Results

Topic: Biographies

Your search found :
and
Per Page:

Fuller, Dr. Richard Eugene (1897-1976)

Richard Eugene Fuller was the founder (with his mother Margaret MacTavish Fuller) of the Seattle Art Museum. Richard Fuller served as the museum's president and main benefactor from 1933 until his ret...

Read More

Furth, Jacob (1840-1914)

Jacob Furth played a pivotal role in the development of Seattle's public transportation and electric power infrastructure, and he was the founder of Seattle National Bank. As the agent for the utiliti...

Read More

Gale, Diana (b. 1941)

Diana Hadden Gale first began public service in the City of Seattle in 1977 and worked for the city for 25 years, 20 of them as a department head or division director. During her long and illustrious ...

Read More

Gale, Hiram R. (1846-1951)

When he died at the age of 104, Hiram R. Gale was the last Civil War veteran in the Pacific Northwest. Born in Vermont, he joined the Union Army in 1864 and served until after the war ended the next y...

Read More

Galland, Caroline Rosenberg Kline (1841-1907)

Caroline Rosenberg Kline Galland, an early and important Seattle philanthropist, devoted her life to serving the community. Her will bequeathed funds for a home for the Jewish aged and for other chari...

Read More

Gandy, Joseph Edward (1904-1971)

Joseph Edward Gandy was a Seattle lawyer, Ford dealer, and civic leader. From 1960 to 1963, he was president of the Century 21 Exposition. In this capacity he traveled the world as an emissary for Se...

Read More

Gardner, William Booth (1936-2013)

Booth Gardner, Washington’s charismatic 19th governor, was a collection of complex contradictions. He exuded genuine warmth while dogged by demons. A privileged childhood was pockmarked by emotional...

Read More

Gates, Mary Maxwell (1929-1994)

The Seattle civic activist and philanthropist Mary Gates and her husband William H. Gates strived to create a quality environment for their children inside their home, as well as outside in the commun...

Read More

Gates, William H. (Bill) (b. 1955)

William H. (Bill) Gates was co-founder and CEO of Microsoft Corp. As such, he not only accumulated a fortune -- in 2013 he was the richest person in the world, with a net worth of $72.1 billion -- but...

Read More

Gatzert, Bailey (1829-1893)

In 1875, Bailey Gatzert became the first and to date (2005) only Jewish mayor of Seattle. Gatzert was partner and general manager of Schwabacher and Co., one of Seattle's earliest hardware and general...

Read More

Gayton, Carver Clark (b. 1938)

Carver Clark Gayton is a leader in education reform and workforce training. He graduated from Garfield High School and the University of Washington where he starred in football and track and was a stu...

Read More

Gayton, Gary David (b. 1933)

Gary David Gayton, a prominent Seattle lawyer and businessman, was the fourth child of John J. (Jacob) Gayton (1899-1969) and Virginia Clark Gayton (1902-1993), and the grandson of Seattle pioneers Jo...

Read More

Gayton, John Jacob (1899-1969 )

John Jacob Gayton, the oldest child of black pioneers John T. Gayton (1866-1954) and Magnolia Scott Gayton (1880-1954), was a leader in the African American community and raised eight children who hav...

Read More

Gayton, John T. (1866-1954)

John T. Gayton, one of Seattle's earliest black residents, a community leader, and patriarch of one of the city's most outstanding black families, came to Seattle in 1889. He retired as U. S. District...

Read More

Gayton, Thomas (Tomas) L. (b. 1945)

Thomas (Tomas) L. Gayton was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, the grandson of black pioneers John T. Gayton and Magnolia (Scott) Gayton. Tomas began writing verse soon after graduating with a J...

Read More

Gayton, Willetta Esther Riddle (1909-1991)

Willetta Esther Riddle Gayton was the first African American professional librarian in Seattle. She was the daughter of Whatcom County pioneers William and Salome Riddle, and wife of James Gayton, who...

Read More

Geary, Leslie Edward "Ted" (1885-1960)

Leslie Edward "Ted" Geary was a naval architect who grew up in Seattle. He designed and raced numerous competitive sailing vessels, and also designed commuter yachts, fishing boats, tug boats, and woo...

Read More

Geoghegan, James Theodore (1869-1953)

James Theodore Geoghegan (pronounced "Gay-g'n") was Orcas Island's most prolific photographer during the first half of the twentieth century. Much of what we know visually about Orcas, the largest of ...

Read More

George, Ross F. (1889-1959)

Ross Frederick George founded the company System Sign and Art Service, and soon invented an improved ink pen -- the "Speedball." He and his mentor, master hand-letterer and font designer from Californ...

Read More

Gerber, Andrew (1943-2002)

Andrew Gerber was an influential painter in Seattle's burgeoning Belltown art scene of the 1980s and early 1990s and a member of the staff of Center on Contemporary Art (COCA). He is best known for ...

Read More

Gideon, Russell (1904-1985)

Russell Gideon was a Seattle businessman, a pharmacist, and a pioneer in senior housing who came to Seattle in 1946. He organized the Central Area's Seafair Mardi Gras festivities. From 1977 until his...

Read More

Gilbreath, Major General Frederick (1888-1969)

Frederick Gilbreath grew up on a farm near Dayton, Washington. He attended Whitman College until accepted into the United States Military Academy at West Point. Gilbreath graduated in June 1911 and wa...

Read More

Gilkey, Richard (1925-1997)

The painter Richard Gilkey grew up in the Skagit Valley, attended Ballard High School, and served in World War II as a marine. He returned to civilian life traumatized, becoming a brawler and rabble r...

Read More

Gill, Hiram C. (1866-1919)

Hiram C. Gill served as a Seattle City Councilman for 12 years and as mayor twice. His support for an "open-town" where "vice" carried on in brothels, gambling parlors, and saloons went unsuppressed, ...

Read More