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NATHAN ECKSTEIN (1873-1945) was a prominent businessman who served on the Seattle School Board from 1913 to 1920. Eckstein Junior High is named after him.

W.T. EDMUNDSON was a limnologist who studied Lake Washington and gathered data that led to the design of the Metro sewage system and cleanup of the heavily polluted lake.

JAMES ELLIS AND JOHN ELLIS: James Ellis (1921- ) helped form the Metropolitan Municipality of Seattle, known as Metro. His efforts resulted in the cleanup of Lake Washington and the creation of a regional transportation system. He also was a leader in the Forward Thrust program, which resulted in significant capital improvements here. John Ellis (1928- ), former chief executive officer of Puget Sound Power & Light, became CEO and chairman of the Seattle Mariners, overseeing construction of a baseball stadium.

JESSE EPSTEIN (1911-1989) developed the Seattle Housing Authority and in 1940 opened Yesler Terrace, Seattle's first public housing. He insisted it be occupied by all races, introducing racial integration to Seattle.

DAN EVANS (1925- ) served three terms as governor from 1965 to 1977. He later served one term in the U.S. Senate.

GREG AND JEAN FALLS founded Seattle's ACT (A Contemporary Theatre).

THE FISHER FAMILY: O.D. Fisher guided the company started by his father into one of the area's best-known business empires. The family was involved in flour, lumber, banking and insurance as well as broadcasting (KOMO-TV and radio).

JOHN FLUKE (1911-1984) was an early high-tech pioneer and businessman who invented precision measuring devices.

D.E. FREDERICK (1860-1937) was the co-founder of Frederick & Nelson, Seattle's premier department store for 101 years until it closed in 1992.

KEMPER FREEMAN SR. AND KEMPER FREEMAN JR.: Kemper Freeman Sr. (1910-1982), Eastside developer, invested in property that became Bellevue Square. Kemper Freeman Jr. (1942- ), also an Eastside developer, is the owner of the region's largest shopping center and influential in regional issues.

RICHARD FULLER (1897-1976) constructed in 1931 the Seattle Art Museum in Seattle's Volunteer Park. Today the building houses the Seattle Asian Art Museum.

Jacob Furth
JACOB FURTH (1840-1914), one of Seattle's most prominent businessmen in the late 1800s, was the first president of the company that was to become Puget Sound Power & Light, the state's largest private utility.

BILL GATES (1955- ) started Microsoft with high-school friend Paul Allen. Microsoft became one of the state's biggest employers and generated great wealth for Gates — listed as Fortune 500's richest individual in the world — its employees, investors and the region. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has an asset base of $23 billion, spent more than $1 billion on health projects around the world last year.

CARL GOULD (1873-1939) founded the architecture program at the University of Washington, created the campus plan and designed major buildings at the university.

MORRIS GRAVES (1910- 2001) was an influential Seattle painter in the "Northwest School."

JOSHUA GREEN (1869- 1975) made a fortune during the Klondike Gold Rush by transporting prospectors to and from Alaska on his steamers.

WILLIAM GROSE (1835- 1898), one of the earliest African-American settlers here, arrived in the 1860s and had a hotel and real-estate business.

JOHN HAUBERG may be best known in the art world as a founder, in 1971, of Pilchuck Glass School on a portion of a 16,000-acre tree farm owned by his family.

IVAR HAGLUND (1905-1985) ran an aquarium on Seattle's waterfront, singing his own radio commercials. He opened his first Acres of Clams restaurant in the 1950s and expanded it into a large chain of seafood eateries.

JIMI HENDRIX (1942-1970), a Garfield High dropout, is considered one of the most innovative electric-guitar players.

SAM HILL (1857-1931) planned, inspired and often helped pay for such monuments as the Columbia River Gorge scenic highway, the Peace Arch at Blaine and the Gorge's Maryhill Museum.

Gordon Hirabayashi
GORDON HIRABAYASHI (1918- ) was a Japanese-American student at the University of Washington who refused to be interned with the rest of the Japanese Americans during World War II. Forty-four years later, a federal judge overturned his conviction.

LEROY HOOD (1938- ), a prominent geneticist, was recruited to the UW from the California Institute of Technology. He recently left the UW to start an institute trying to identify genes in major diseases and determine how they work.

PAUL HORIUCHI (1906-1999) was a Northwest artist whose painting style, which used collages, calligraphy and mulberry paper, influenced major artists.

DEXTER HORTON (1825-1904) worked at the cookhouse at Henry Yesler's sawmill starting in 1852 and began holding workers' money for safekeeping. His "banking" business grew, ultimately becoming the forerunner to Seafirst Bank, acquired by BankAmerica in 1983.

Richard Hugo
RICHARD HUGO (1924-1982), born in White Center, became one of the Pacific Northwest's premier poets.

WALTER HUNDLEY (1929- ) was a civil-rights leader who also served as Seattle Superintendent of parks and recreation for 11 years until he resigned in 1987. Under him, the city upgraded facilities and acquired 200 acres of parkland.

ARCHBISHOP RAYMOND HUNTHAUSEN (1920- ) was named Roman Catholic archbishop of Seattle in 1975 and reached out to homosexuals, refugees, minority communities, divorced Catholics and women who had had abortions. In 1985, Rome gave a conservative bishop a power-sharing role with Hunthausen, who retired in 1991.

HENRY JACKSON (1912-1983) served as U.S. senator from Washington state for more than 30 years and teamed up with Warren Magnuson to create the most powerful state team in the Senate in the 20th century.

FLORENCE BEAN JAMES (1892-1988) founded the Seattle Repertory Playhouse.

SPEIGHT JENKINS (1937- ) has served as the Seattle Opera general director since 1983.

PAT KANIM, chief of the Snoqualmie Indian tribe, signed the 1855 Point Elliott Treaty, which ceded much of the Native American land in Western Washington to the U.S. government.

PAUL HAYDEN KIRK (1914- 1995) was a leading proponent of the Northwest style of modern architecture, noted for its use of native materials, gabled forms and expansive windows.

LEO KREIELSHEIMER (died in 1975), owner of canneries, created the Kreielsheimer Foundation, a major benefactor for education and the performing arts.

AKI KUROSE (1925-1998) was in a Japanese internment camp during World War II and spent her life as a Quaker peace activist, winning numerous awards for teaching and community service.

Chief Leschi
LEO LASSEN (died in 1975) was the radio voice of the Seattle Rainiers baseball team for many years, broadcasting roughly 5,000 games from 1931 to 1960.

BERTHA LANDES (1868- 1943) was Seattle's first female City Council president and the city's only female mayor, serving from 1926 to 1928.

JACOB LAWRENCE (1917- 2000), Seattle painter, began in the Harlem Renaissance. His vivid colors and simple forms represent scenes from U.S. history.

CHIEF LESCHI (1808-1858) of the Nisqually Tribe befriended his white neighbors but later was hanged for his activities during the Treaty War of 1855-56.

Wing Luke
RABBI RAPHAEL LEVINE (died in 1985), known for his ecumenical work, was rabbi of Temple de Hirsch, the Northwest's largest synagogue.

GARY LOCKE (1949- ), now Washington's governor, became the first Chinese-American governor in the continental United States.

WING LUKE (1925-1965) was the first Asian-American member of the Seattle City Council, elected in 1962.

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