Slade Thomas Gorton III

Thomas Slade Gorton III was an American lawyer and politician who served as a United States Senator from Washington from 1981 to 1987 and again from 1989 until 2001. A member of the Republican Party, he held both of the state's U.S. Senate seats in his career and was narrowly defeated for reelection twice, first in 1986 by Brock Adams and again in 2000 by Maria Cantwell following a recount. As of , he was the last Republican U.S. Senator from Washington from both Senate seats. Wikipedia*

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Slade Thomas Gorton III has 823 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1983 Senate Committee as a Republican Senator for Washington. The year with the most videos was 1993 with 87 videos as a Republican Senator for Washington. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1985 with an average of 9,359 views per program. Most appearances with Tom Kean (27), Tim Roemer (26), Jamie S. Gorelick (24). Most common tags: World Trade Center / Pentagon Attacks, Federal Budget, Terrorism.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2008 - Present Member, Advisory Board, Partnership for a Secure America

Videos: 1 c. February 28, 2007 - Present Member, National War Powers Commission, University of Virginia

Videos: 1 c. January 1, 2005 - Present Board Member

Videos: 5


Commissioner c. April 2, 2003 - c. August 21, 2004 Videos: 29 U.S. Senator, R-WA January 3, 1989 - January 3, 2001 Videos: 775 U.S. Senator, R-WA January 3, 1981 - January 3, 1987 Videos: 12

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