Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
MCCORMACK, Mike (1921-2020)

MCCORMACK, MIKE, A Representative from Washington; born in Basil, Fairfield County, Ohio, December 14, 1921; attended the Toledo public schools and the University of Toledo; B.S., Washington State University, Pullman, Wash., 1948; M.S.,Washington State University, Pullman, Wash., 1949; attended Gonzaga University Law School, Spokane, Wash.; entered military service in 1943; attended OCS and commissioned as second lieutenant, parachute infantry, United States Army, with occupation duty in Germany until 1946; discharged as first lieutenant; instructor, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Wash., 1949-1950; research scientist, Hanford Project, 1950-1970; elected to Washington State house of representatives, 1956, reelected in 1958; elected to Washington State senate in 1960, reelected in 1964 and 1968; delegate, Washington State Democratic conventions, 1952-1970; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1981); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; director, Institute for Science and Society, Ellensburg, Wash; died on November 7, 2020, in Medford, Oreg., remains were cremated.

Washington State University Libraries
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Holland Library
Pullman, WA
Papers: 1971-1980, 220 linear feet.
The papers of Mike McCormack consist chiefly of his records as United States Congressional Representative, including correspondence, government reports, texts of speeches and similar statements, press coverage items, materials related to political party participation, files maintained by office staff, papers concerning election campaigns, and reports and other materials about many matters of public concern. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Mike McCormack, Democratic Representative from Washington. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.