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Senator Henry M. Jackson, 1912-1983: 1984-1987 Posthumous

The portal provides a general overview of key archival, printed, and visual resources in UW Libraries Special Collections that document Senator Jackson's long and distinguished career in public service.

Portrait of Senator Henry M. Jackson, 1981

Photo: University of Washington, Special Collections





February 7: President Ronald R. Reagan orders the withdrawal of U.S. forces, Bierut, Lebanon


June 26: President Ronald R. Reagan presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom award to Helen Hardin Jackson in honor of the late Senator Jackson, Rose Garden, White House, Washington, D.C. [xiv]


July 3: Passage of the Washington Wilderness Act of 1984 designating an area of the Wenatchee and Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests in Washington State as the Henry M. Jackson Wilderness [xv]


September 4: Dedication of the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, Seattle, Washington


October 6: The Jackson family attends the launching ceremony of the Trident submarine, USS Henry M. Jackson, Groton, Connecticut [xvi]




November: Helen Jackson unveils a bust of Jackson, Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.


December 8: General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev and President Ronald R. Reagan sign the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Washington, D.C.






[xiv] Kaufman, Robert G. Henry M. Jackson: A Life in Politics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000, p. 435-437.


[xv] Library of Congress THOMAS. Available from: Accessed June 11, 2007. Senate Bill S.837.


[xvi] Kaufman, Robert G. Henry M. Jackson: A Life in Politics. Seattle : University of Washington Press, 2000, p. 436