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Mon., Oct. 10, 2011, 1:56 p.m.

Former Gov. Rosellini dead at 101

Photo of former Gov. Albert Rosellini signing legislation that created the State Library in 1957.  (Washington State Archives)
Photo of former Gov. Albert Rosellini signing legislation that created the State Library in 1957. (Washington State Archives)

Rosellini signs the bill that created the State Library in 1957. Photo courtesy of the State Archives, via the Secretary of State's office.

 Albert Rosellini, who served as the state's governor for two terms starting in 1957, died today at age 101.

The son of immigrants, he rose to be the state's chief executive then the Democratic Party's elder statesman. He was a rare politician whose passing is being marked by members of both parties.

To read a complete obituary, click here.




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