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Moss, Harold G. (b. 1929)

Harold Gene Moss was the first African American member of both the Tacoma City Council and the Pierce County Council, and Tacoma's first African American mayor. He became active in the civil-rights mo...

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Mother Joseph of the Sisters of Providence (Esther Pariseau) (1823-1902)

Mother Joseph of the Sisters of Providence gained posthumous recognition in 1980, when the U.S. Senate accepted her statue, a gift from Washington state, for inclusion in the national Statuary Hall Co...

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Mourning Dove (Christine Quintasket) (ca. 1884-1936)

Mourning Dove was the pen name of Christine Quintasket, an Interior Salish woman who collected tribal stories among Northern Plateau peoples in the early twentieth century. She described centuries-old...

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Moyer, John (1922-2014)

Republican John Moyer was a gynecologist/obstetrician from Spokane who served three terms in the Washington State House of Representatives from 1986 to 1992 and one term in the Washington State Senate...

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Mukai, Masahiro (1911-1999)

Masahiro (Masa) Mukai was born on Vashon Island in 1911. Along with his father, he pioneered strawberry farming on the island by introducing new methods of freezing berries for sales nationwide and ov...

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Mumford, Esther Hall (b. 1941)

Esther Hall Mumford is a Seattle researcher, a writer, a publisher and an authority on the history of African Americans in the Pacific Northwest. Her first book, Seattle's Black Victorians 1852-1901, ...

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Munro, Donald Frederick (1940-2012)

Don Munro was born in Vermont and grew up in Yakima, but it was in Seattle that he would make a lasting mark as a public servant, business entrepreneur, and supporter of the arts. Munro graduated from...

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Munter, Herbert A. (1895-1970)

Herbert A. Munter began his flying career as a teenager, with a homemade aircraft flown in 1912. He went on to become a record-setting aviator, and worked to promote both commercial and pleasure flyin...

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Nagle, John H. (1830-1897)

John H. Nagle was a Seattle pioneer whose 161-acre donation land claim is now part of the Broadway neighborhood on Capitol Hill. He was born in Germany. His family emigrated first to Hagerstown, Maryl...

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Namkung, Johsel (1919-2013)

Seattle-based photographer Johsel Namkung was born in Korea and schooled as a musician. His photographs, sharp-focused studies of nature, convey more than visual information. They carry a mood that co...

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Naramore, Floyd A. (1879-1970)

Best known for his public school designs between World War I and the Great Depression, Floyd A. Naramore was a founding principal of NBBJ, now the fifth largest architecture firm in the world. He desi...

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Narver, Betty Jane (1934-2001)

Elizabeth (Logan) "Betty Jane" Narver was the Chair of the Seattle Public Library Board of Trustees and former director of the University of Washington's Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, amon...

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