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  Rosellini, Albert Dean
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  1998-01-01  
 
NameAlbert Dean Rosellini
Address
Seattle, Washington , United States
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born January 21, 1910
DiedOctober 10, 2011 (101 years)
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 02, 2017 12:41am
Tags Italian - Widowed - Catholic -
InfoState Senate 1939-1957
Governor 1957-1965

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.

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Rosellini: Immigrants' Son and Progressive Governor  Purchase Ralphie 

EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Oct 10, 2011 03:45pm Obituary Former Gov. Rosellini dies at 101  Article RBH 
Jan 17, 2010 10:00pm News Former Wash. governor Rosellini turning 100   Article J.R. 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 8.00000 Average

FAMILY
Son John Rosellini 1939-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/07/1972 WA Governor Lost 42.82% (-7.96%)
  09/19/1972 WA Governor - Blanket Primary Won 30.27% (+5.61%)
  03/04/1969 King County Executive Lost 47.93% (-4.13%)
  11/03/1964 WA Governor Lost 43.89% (-11.88%)
  09/15/1964 WA Governor - Blanket Primary Won 29.44% (+0.00%)
  11/08/1960 WA Governor Won 50.34% (+1.47%)
  09/13/1960 WA Governor - Blanket Primary Won 34.65% (+0.00%)
  07/15/1960 US President - D Convention Lost 0.07% (-52.82%)
  11/06/1956 WA Governor Won 54.63% (+9.63%)
  09/10/1956 WA Governor - Blanket Primary Won 31.63% (+5.86%)
  09/09/1952 WA Governor - Blanket Primary Lost 19.60% (-15.31%)
  01/03/1945 WA Senate Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1941 WA Senate Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
King County Assessor - Special - Nov 03, 2009 D Lloyd Hara
Seattle City Council - Pos. 8 - Primary - Aug 18, 2009 D Rusty Williams
WA Initiative 933 - Require compensation when regulation diminishes the use or value of private property - Nov 07, 2006 NO No
Metropolitan King County Council District 1 - Nov 08, 2005 D Carolyn Edmonds
Seattle City Council - Pos. 8 - Primary - Sep 20, 2005 D Richard J. McIver
Seattle City Council - Pos. 1 - Primary - Sep 16, 2003 D Judy Nicastro