James McDermott

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Prefers Democratic Party Washington

U.S. House (Washington 7)


Family: Wife: Therese Hansen; 2 Children: Katherine, James

Born: 12/28/1936 Chicago, IL

Home: Seattle, Washington

Religion: Episcopalian

Education: MD, University of Illinois Medical School, 1963 BS, Wheaton College, 1958

Profession: Regional Medical Officer, Kinshasa, Zaire, United States Foreign Service, 1987-1988 Member, Public Health Associates of Seattle, 1983-1986 Consultant, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, 1972-1983 Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Washington Hospitals, 1970-1983 Consultant, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Juvenile Rehabilitation, 1972-1979 Chief Psychiatrist, Seattle/King County Jail, 1978 Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy, 1968-1970 Residency in Child Psychiatry, University of Washington Hospitals, 1966-1968 Residency in Adult Psychiatry, University of Illinois Hospitals, 1964-1966 Intern, Buffalo General Hospital, 1963-1964

Political: Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1989-present Candidate, Governor, State of Washington, 1980 Senator, Washington State Senate, 1974-1986 Representative, Washington State House of Representatives, 1970-1972

Congressional Membership: Commissioner, Japan-United States Friendship Commission, present Co-Chair, African Trade and Investment Caucus Congressional Arts Caucus Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus Congressional Fire Services Caucus Congressional Friends of Animals Congressional Human Rights Caucus Former Co-Chair/Founder, Congressional India and Indian-Americans Caucus Co-Chair/Co-Founder, Congressional Kidney Caucus Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair/Founder, Congressional Task Force on International HIV/AIDS Congressional Urban Caucus Congressional Wine Caucus Democratic Homeland Security Task Force Minor League Baseball Caucus National Bipartisan Commission on Future of Medicare Rural Health Care Coalition

Organization Membership: Advisory Board, Childhaven, present Advisory Board, Tom C. Wales Foundation, present Visiting Committee, The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, present Advisory Board, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, present Board of Directors, Washington State China Relations Council, present National President, Americans for Democratic Action, 2002-present Honorary Board, Northwest AIDS Foundation Member, Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral Washington State Medical Association


Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support

Subcommittee on Trade

Ways and Means