Jim McDermott

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Birthday
28, 1936
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
28, 1936 (age 82)
Birthplace
Illinois

About

Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives for the seventh congressional district (Seattle and vicinity) of Washington state. From 1993-1995, he served as Chairman of the House Ethics Committee.

Before Fame

After graduating from Wheaton College in Illinois, he earned a medical degree from Chicago's University of Illinois College of Medicine. He served during the Vietnam War as a United States Navy psychiatrist.

Trivia

Before being elected to the United States Congress, he served in both the Washington State Senate and the Washington State House of Representatives.

Family Life

His two marriages -- to Virginia Beattie McDermott (until 1989) and Therese Hansen (1997-2012) -- resulted in a total of two children.

Associated With

He and fellow Democrat Maria Cantwell both represented Washington state in the United States Congress.