Floyd Hicks

Floyd Verne Hicks (* May 29, 1915 in Prosser, Washington; † December 1, 1992 in Tacoma, Washington ) was an American politician. Between 1965 and 1977 he represented the State of Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Floyd Hicks attended the public schools of his home. He then worked from 1935 to 1942 as a teacher and football coach. At the same time he completed until 1938, the Central Washington State College in Ellensburg. He then studied 1940-1942 at Washington State University. During the Second World War, 1942-1946 Hicks was a soldier in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He reached up to his retirement from the military service of the rank of captain. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Washington and its made ​​in 1949 admitted to the bar he began in Pierce County to work in his new profession. In the years 1961 and 1962 he worked in the district as a judge.

Politically Hicks was a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1964 he was in the sixth constituency of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of the Republican Thor Tollefson on January 3, 1965. After five re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1977 six legislative periods. During this time, ended the Vietnam War. Also during Hicks ' time in the U.S. House of Representatives it came to the Watergate scandal. In addition, at that time the 25th and the 26th Amendment to the Constitution were adopted.

In 1976, Floyd Hicks opted not to run again for the U.S. House of Representatives. He died on 1 December 1992 in Tacoma.