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John Harte McGraw
Birth: Oct. 4, 1850
Death: Jun. 23, 1910

Washington Governor. Born at Barker's plantation in Penobscot County, Maine, he served as Washington's second governor from 1893 to 1897. He left Maine in 1876 for the West Coast after failing in a commercial grocery venture with his brother. Arriving penniless in Seattle in late December 1876, he gained initial employment as a hotel clerk, before serving as Seattle City Marshall. He was appointed Seattle Chief of Police by the Seattle City Council in 1879, prior to being elected to the office of King County Sheriff for the years 1882, 1884 and 1888. While serving as sheriff, he became active in the study of law, subsequently winning election to the state's highest political office in 1892. Following his term as governor, he served as president of both Seattle First National Bank and the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, before pursuing real estate and mining interests in Alaska. (bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) 
 
Burial:
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Seattle
King County
Washington, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 18, 1999
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John Harte McGraw
Added by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
 
John Harte McGraw
Added by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
 
John Harte McGraw
Added by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
 
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- Summer
 Added: May. 2, 2010
You are in the same cemetery as my Father and sister..I wish you all three eternal peace...
- Garrett Mills
 Added: Jul. 11, 2008

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