George Franklin Yantis papers, 1935-1949  PDF

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Yantis, George Franklin, 1885-1947
George Franklin Yantis papers
1935-1949 (inclusive)
300 items spanning 0.68 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number
0282 (Accession No. 0282-001)
Papers of a Washington State lawyer and politician
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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George Franklin Yantis was born at Olympia, Washington, on October 28, 1885. His father's family were covered-wagon pioneers. He was educated in public schools in Olympia and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1913. He practiced law in Olympia from that date until his death. Yantis was Prosecuting Attorney of Thurston County, 1915-1916; city attorney for Olympia, 1932-1934; attorney for the Port of Olympia from 1922; and attorney for PUD #1, Thurston County.

His political career includes several terms as Washington State Legislator, 1931-1933, 1935-1937, 1945; Speaker of the House for regular and special sessions in 1933 and 1945. He served as a member of several governmental research organizations; Northwest chairman for the National Resources Committee, 1937-1939; member of the National Resources Planning Board from 1939-1943.

Mr. Yantis was a lifelong Democrat. He was a member of the State and County Bar Associations as well as the Chamber of Commerce. Yantis died in 1947.

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Correspondence, speeches, reports and related material.

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  • Personal Names :
  • Yantis, George Franklin, 1885-1947--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Ascher, Charles S. (Charles Stern), 1899-1980 (creator)
    • Coyle, David Cushman, 1887-1969 (creator)
    • Delano, Frederic Adrian, 1863-1953 (creator)
    • Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926 (creator)
    • Kizer, Benjamin H. (Benjamin Hamilton), 1878-1978 (creator)
    • Merriam, Charles Edward, 1874-1953 (creator)
    • Myers, Guy C. (Guy Charles), 1890-1960 (creator)
    • Neal, Mel T (creator)
    • Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965 (creator)
    • Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Council of State Governments (creator)
    • United States. National Resources Planning Board (creator)

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)