Floyd Verne Hicks
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Floyd Verne Hicks
Floyd Verne Hicks
Floyd Hicks
Associate Justice of the Washington Supreme Court

1977-1982
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Washington's 6th district

January 3, 1965 - January 3, 1977
Thor C. Tollefson
Norm Dicks
Personal details
Born
Floyd Verne Hicks

May 29, 1915
Prosser, Washington, U.S.
DiedDecember 1, 1992(1992-12-01) (aged 77)
Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
Alma materCentral Washington University (B.Ed)
University of Washington (JD)

Floyd Verne Hicks (May 29, 1915 - December 1, 1992) was an American politician and attorney who served as an Associate Justice of the Washington Supreme Court and member of the United States House of Representatives.[1]

Background

Hicks was born in Prosser, Washington on a Paiute-Shoshone Reservation.[2] He attended Central Washington University, where he earned an bachelor's degree in education.[2] Hicks became a high school teacher and football coach. He continued his education at Washington State University, from which he earned certification as an education administrator.[2]

Army service

After the start of World War II, Hicks joined the United States Army in 1942. He rose to the rank of captain in his four years in the military.[2]

Career

Following his discharge from the Army, Hicks enrolled in the University of Washington School of Law, where he earned a Juris Doctor in 1948.[2] Soon afterward, he established a small private practice in Pierce County, Washington. In 1961, Hicks was chosen as a superior court judge. In 1964, Hicks was elected to United States House of Representatives, where he served on the House Committee on Armed Services. He served six terms, leaving Congress in 1977.[1]

Following his time in Congress, Hicks was became an Associate Justice of the Washington Supreme Court from 1977 to 1982.[3] After he stepped down, he was appointed a judge of the Pierce County Superior Court.[3]

Some of the bills he sponsored are listed below. In total, he sponsored 48 bills.[1]

  • H.R. 15586 (94th): A bill to provide that the October 1, 1976, pay raise for Federal officers and employees shall be 6 1/2 percent, in lieu of the percentage determined under the pay comparability system, and to exclude Members of Congress from such pay raise.
  • H.R. 12754 (94th): A bill for the relief of S. Leon Levy.
  • H.R. 12117 (94th): A bill for the relief of Gertrude Faria Young.
  • H.R. 11694 (94th): A bill Prescribes for a five-year period the import duty under the U.S. Tariff Schedules on specified soccer uniforms.
  • H.R. 11544 (94th): A bill for the relief of Carlos Gregorio Hoff and Jean Hoff Mape.
  • H.R. 10831 (94th): A bill to amend the Tariff Schedules of the United States to provide duty-free treatment for softwood veneers imported for use in making plywood.
  • H.R. 10014 (94th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to exempt the use of certain punchboards, pull-tabs, and similar devices from the taxes on wagering.
  • H.R. 8449 (94th): A bill for the relief of the heirs of Anne E. Scarborough.
  • H.R. 8118 (94th): A bill for the relief of Chin-Ho An.

Death

He died on December 1, 1992, in Tacoma, Washington.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Floyd Hicks". Gov Track. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Floyd Verne Hicks". Office of the Secretary of State. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Former Congressman Floyd V. Hicks, dies". Kitsap Sun. Associated Press. December 2, 1992. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "HICKS, Floyd Verne". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 2014.

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