Julia Butler Hansen

Julia Butler Hansen ( born June 14, 1907 in Portland, Oregon; † 3 May 1988 in Cathlamet, Washington) was an American politician. Between 1960 and 1975, she represented the State of Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Julia Carolina Butler, so her maiden name, attended public schools in the states of Washington and Oregon. Between 1924 and 1926 she graduated from Oregon State College. She then studied until 1930 at the University of Washington in Seattle. Politically, she became a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1938 and 1946, she sat in the council of the town Cathlamet; 1951 to 1961, she led the charge of the west national committee which dealt with the highways ( Western Interstate Committee on Highway Policies ). Between 1958 and 1961 she worked as a manager of an insurance company.

Since January 1939 to November 1960 was Julia Hansen Member of the House of Representatives from Washington. They served 1955-1960 as President of the House. After the death of Russell V. Mack in March 1960, she was at the due -election for the third mandate of a Deputy of the State of Washington as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There she took from the November 8, 1960 based one. After it was confirmed in each case in the following six regular elections, they could remain until 31 December 1974 in Congress. During this time she was temporarily a member of the Budget Committee, in education, labor and veterans committee and the Committee on Internal Affairs and the Committee on insular affairs. During her time in the U.S. House of Representatives the 23rd, the 24th, the 25th and the 26th Amendment to the Constitution were adopted. This period also fell the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal.

For the elections of 1974, Hansen opted not to run again. She laid on December 31, 1974 four days before the end of the regular legislative session on January 3, 1975, its mandate down. Between 1975 and 1981 she was a member of the Washington State Toll Bridge Authority, which established the tolls on bridges. In addition, she served on the Highway Committee of their home country. From 1979 to 1981 she was chairman of the Transport Commission of the State of Washington. Julia Hansen was with Henry Hansen, who worked in the timber industry, married. She died on 3 May 1988 in Cathlamet.