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Jim McDermott
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Washington's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1989 – January 3, 2017
Preceded by Mike Lowry
Succeeded by Pramila Jayapal
Chair of the House Ethics Committee
In office
1993–1995
Preceded by Louis Stokes
Succeeded by Nancy Johnson
Member of the Washington Senate
from the 43rd legislative district
In office
January 13, 1975 – July 24, 1987
Preceded by Jonathan Whetzel
Succeeded by Janice Niemi
Member of the Washington House of Representatives
from the Position 2, 43rd legislative district
In office
January 11, 1971 – January 8, 1973
Preceded by Jonathan Whetzel
Succeeded by Jeff Douthwaite
Personal details
Born
James Adelbert McDermott

December 28, 1936 (1936-12-28) (age 83)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Virginia Beattie McDermott (–1989)
Therese Hansen (1997–2012)
Children 2
Residence Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Alma mater Wheaton College (B.S.)
University of Illinois College of Medicine (M.D.)
Profession Psychiatrist
Assistant Clinical Professor
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
Branch/service  United States Navy
Years of service 1968–1970
Rank US-O4 insignia.svg Lieutenant commander
Unit Medical Corps
Battles/wars Vietnam War

James Adelbert McDermott (born December 28, 1936) is an American politician. He was the U.S. Representative for WA's 7th congressional district from 1989 to 2017. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

He served on the House Ways and Means Committee and was a member of the House Progressive Caucus. He was formerly the committee chairman, then in 1995, ranking minority member on the House Ethics Committee.

On January 4, 2016, he announced his retirement.


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