Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
PRITCHARD, Joel McFee (1925-1997)

PRITCHARD, JOEL MCFEE, a Representative from Washington; born in Seattle, King County, Wash., May 5, 1925; attended the public schools; Marietta College, 1946-1947; served in the United States Army, 1944-1946, with rank of sergeant; employed, Griffin Envelope Co., Seattle, Wash., president, 1948-1971; member, state house of representatives, 1953-1966; member, state senate, 1966-1970; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1956; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1985); did not seek reelection to the Ninety-ninth Congress; elected lieutenant governor of Washington in 1988; reelected in 1992 for the four-year term beginning January 13, 1993; died October 9, 1997, in Olympia, Wash.

University of Washington Library
Manuscripts and University Archives Division
Seattle, WA
Papers: 1973-1984, 226.5 feet.
The papers of Joel Pritchard contain correspondence, legislation, voting records, committee files, campaign notebooks, photos, audio and video tapes, and scrapbooks, relating to Joel Pritchard's congressional career. Committees include Government Operations Committee (1974-1976) and Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee (1973-1974). A finding aid is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Alpine Lakes Protection Society (Wash.) Records, ca. 1968-1981, 14 feet.
Other persons represented include Joel Pritchard.

Papers: In the Sierra Club Northwest Office (Seattle, Wash.) Records, 1967-1985, 132.5 feet.
Correspondents include Joel M. Pritchard

  • Pritchard, Joel M. Joel M. Pritchard: An Oral History/Interviewed by Anne Kilgannon. Olympia, WA: Washington State Oral History Program, Office of the Secretary of State, 2000.