|Name||Albert Dean Rosellini|
Seattle, Washington , United States
|| January 21, 1910
|Died||October 10, 2011
Dec 02, 2017 12:41am
Italian - Widowed - Catholic -
|Info||State Senate 1939-1957 |
Albert D. Rosellini was born to Italian American immigrants in Tacoma on January 21, 1910. The family relocated to Seattle's Rainier Valley in 1916. Despite the relative poverty of his upbringing, Al Rosellini was able to study the law at the University of Washington, and established a highly visible practice as a Seattle attorney. He won election to the State Senate in 1938, and became a leading champion of working people, juvenile justice reform, transportation improvements, and other liberal causes. Rosellini was elected Governor of Washington state in 1956 and re-elected in 1960. He lost a bid for a third term to Daniel Evans in 1964. Subsequent campaigns for King County Executive (1969) and Governor (1972) also fell short of victory. Rosellini continues to practice the law in Seattle.