Magnuson, Warren Grant, 1905-1989


Magnuson, Warren Grant, 1905-1989


Bio: Warren Grant Magnuson (b. April 12, 1905, Moorhead, Minn.-d. May 20, 1989, Seattle, Wash.), a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from the State of Washington, graduated from the University of Washington law school in 1929 and served in several local and state-wide political posts until 1936 when he was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Congress. During the Second World War he served in the U.S. Navy attaining the rank of lieutenant commander. He was a member of the Senate from 1944 to 1981, serving as President pro tempore and on several key committees including Commerce and Appropriations.


Senator Warren Magnuson, Oval Office, 3/24/1966. Photo # a2168-15 by Yoichi Okamoto. White House Photo Office collection, LBJ Presidential Library. Public domain.


LBJ Connection: U.S. Congressman, 1937-1944 and Senator, 1944-1981, Washington; Long-time friend of LBJ; Donor of campaign speeches and other materials related to the 1964 presidential campaign