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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, ...

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Gipson, Carl (1924-2019)

Carl C. Gipson traveled a winding and often-difficult path from his birth in the Deep South to a long career of public service in Everett. Born in rural Arkansas, he attended high school in Little Roc...

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Gissberg, William (1922-2002)

William Gissberg was a powerful Democratic senator in the Washington State Senate between 1953 and 1973. Blunt, outspoken, a hard-charging man, many of his contemporaries considered him to be among t...

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Gobin, Bernie (1930-2009)

Bernie "Kai Kai" Gobin (his Indian name means "blue jay" or "wise one") was a fisherman, artist, musician, and political leader on the Tulalip Reservation, where he lived most of his life. Gobin's for...

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Goetz, Jacob "Dutch Jake" (1853-1927)

Jacob "Dutch Jake" Goetz was Spokane's most famous gambling entrepreneur during the city's wild early decades. A German immigrant, he arrived in the Northwest in 1875 and established a series of tent ...

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Gogerty, Patrick (1929-2016)

Patrick Gogerty became director of Seattle Day Nursery in 1973 and transformed the program, originally founded in 1909 as a daycare center, into a model program for abused children. The program was re...

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Gogerty, Robert Emmett "Bob" (1940-2014)

Bob Gogerty overcame a difficult childhood in Seattle to build a successful career as a political adviser and public-affairs consultant of the first rank. In 1976, after serving as deputy mayor under ...

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Goldmark, John E. (1917-1979)

John E. Goldmark was a Washington State legislator from Okanogan who served three terms in the state House of Representatives from 1957 to 1962. He rose into Democratic leadership ranks and was consid...

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Goldsworthy, Patrick Donovan (1919-2013)

Patrick Goldsworthy's initial entry into hiking was through the original Sierra Club Chapter in his hometown of Berkeley, California, where he realized it took citizens' active participation to protec...

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Goon Dip (ca. 1862-1933).

Goon Dip was a phenomenon -- a visionary and wealthy entrepreneur, public servant, philanthropist, and the most influential Chinese in the Pacific Coast during the early years of the twentieth centur...

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Gorton, Slade (b. 1928)

Slade Gorton, a leader in Washington's Republican Party for more than four decades, served three terms as U.S. Senator, three as state attorney general, and 10 years as a representative in the Washing...

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Gossett, Larry (b. 1945)

In 1968, Larry Gossett served jail time on the top floor of the King County Courthouse in Seattle after being arrested for leading a sit-in at Franklin High School. Twenty-five years later, he returne...

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Gould, Carl Freylinghausen (1873-1939)

Carl F. Gould founded the University of Washington's Department of Architecture, providing the state of Washington with a pool of locally educated designers. He was a prolific architect who, in partne...

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Graham, John Jr. (1908-1991)

Architect John Graham Jr. won international acclaim for his design of Seattle's celebrated Space Needle and for his large-scale shopping complexes.

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Graham, John Sr. (1873-1955)

Architect John Graham Sr. designed many of Seattle's most significant commercial buildings during the first half of the twentieth century. Many still form the core of the city's historic commercial di...

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Graham, Robert W. (1915-1990)

A lawyer noted primarily for his antitrust work, Robert W. Graham lent his talents to a variety of issues in and around Seattle, usually on matters pertaining to health care, education, and the arts. ...

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Graves, Jay P. (1859-1948)

Few entrepreneurs have been more important to the development of Spokane and the Inland Northwest or involved in a broader range of endeavors than Jay P. Graves. Arriving in Spokane from Illinois in ...

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Graves, Morris (1910-2001)

The painter Morris Graves was certainly the most eccentric of the "Northwest Mystics" -- artists of the Northwest School that also included Mark Tobey, Kenneth Callahan, and Guy Anderson. Graves was a...

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Gray, Maxine Cushing (1909-1987)

Maxine Cushing Gray was a Seattle writer, critic, editor, and arts advocate. Over the course of her long career, she served as an arts critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, covered the arts for t...

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Greive, R. R. "Bob" (1919-2004)

R. R. "Bob" Greive was a political force in Washington state for more than 40 years, first as a state senator and then as a member of the King County Council. He was a tireless fundraiser, an astute t...

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Grose, William (1835-1898)

William Grose, a black pioneer, came to Seattle around 1860 and became a successful businessman. He acquired one of the largest land holdings in the city and paid among the most in taxes.

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Gruhn, Robert (1920-2008)

Robert Gruhn was a Seattle-based attorney who was involved in many Northwest non-profit organizations as both volunteer and legal counsel. Gruhn drafted and shepherded to passage landmark legislation ...

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Guitar, Bonnie (1923-2019)

Musician, songwriter, singer, and major hit-maker, Seattle's Bonnie "Guitar" Buckingham was one of the biggest stars to ever emerge from the Pacific Northwest's music scene. And her path to fame was o...

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Gunn, George E. Jr. (1891-1975)

George E. Gunn Jr. was a Seattle business and political leader from the 1920s through the 1960s. In 1949, he became the first president of Greater Seattle, Inc., which launched Seafair in 1950, and he...

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