Henry M. Jackson

(Henry Martin "Scoop" Jackson)

Henry M. Jackson
Henry M. Jackson
  • Born: May 31, 1912
  • Died: September 1, 1983
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Lawyer

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Henry Martin "Scoop" Jackson was an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative (1941–1953) and U.S. Senator (1953–1983) from the state of Washington. A Cold War liberal and anti-Communist Democrat, Jackson supported higher military spending and a hard line against the Soviet Union, while also supporting social welfare programs, civil rights, and labor unions.

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