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Sid Morrison

Born in the Yakima Valley, Sid Morrison earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture from Washington State College in 1954 and continued his education as a member of the U.S. Army through 1956. He was actively involved in the management of Morrison Fruit Company from 1956 through 1980.

Committed to public service, Mr. Morrison served as a representative in the Washington State Legislature from 1967-73 and as a senator from 1974-80. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the 4th Congressional District in 1980, serving six terms through 1992. Returning to Washington State, Mr. Morrison was appointed Secretary of Transportation from 1993 through 2001.

In retirement, Mr. Morrison serves as Chair of the Executive Board of Energy-Northwest (power producer utilizing a 1200 megawatt nuclear plant, hydro projects, wind farms, solar systems); chairs Yakima Basin Storage Alliance; is vice-chair of the Central Washington State Fair Association, and sits on the boards of directors of Federal Engineers and Constructors and Mainstream Republicans of Washington.