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Tacoma, WA

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.cityoftacoma.org/

Population:
193556 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
12-Nov-1875

County:
Pierce County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Tacoma News Tribune
Tacoma Daily News

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Pacific Lutheran University
1890
University of Puget Sound
1888

ZOO

ZooFounded
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
1905

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Weyerhaeuser
1900

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bruce Bennett
Actor
19-May-1906 24-Feb-2007 Played Tarzan in 1930s movie serials
Richard Brautigan
Author
30-Jan-1935 14-Oct-1984 So the Wind Won't Blow it All Away
Dyan Cannon
Actor
4-Jan-1937   Heaven Can Wait
Jerry Cantrell
Guitarist
18-Mar-1966   Lead guitar for Alice In Chains
Dale Chihuly
Artist
20-Sep-1941   Glass artist
Bing Crosby
Singer
3-May-1903 14-Oct-1977 White Christmas
Elinor Donahue
Actor
19-Apr-1937   Father Knows Best
John Ehrlichman
Government
20-Mar-1925 14-Feb-1999 Watergate criminal, served time
Mark Emmert
Educator
16-Dec-1952   President, University of Washington
Betty B. Fletcher
Judge
29-Mar-1923 22-Oct-2012 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1979-98
Booth Gardner
Politician
21-Aug-1936 15-Mar-2013 Governor of Washington, 1985-93
Cam Gigandet
Actor
16-Aug-1982   The Roommate
Michael S. Hart
Curator
8-Mar-1947 6-Sep-2011 Founder of Project Gutenberg
Frank Herbert
Author
8-Oct-1920 11-Feb-1986 Dune
Charles W. Johnson
Judge
c. 1951   Justice, Washington Supreme Court
Richard Kovacevich
Business
30-Oct-1943   CEO of Wells Fargo, 1998-2007
Gary Larson
Cartoonist
14-Aug-1950   Creator of The Far Side
Forrest Mars
Business
21-Mar-1904 1-Jul-1999 Invented M&Ms
Steven R. McCracken
Business
1953 7-Feb-2008 CEO of Owens-Illinois, 2004-06
Brad Owen
Politician
23-May-1950   Lt. Governor of Washington
Janis Paige
Actor
16-Sep-1922   Please Don't Eat the Daisies
Dixy Lee Ray
Politician
3-Sep-1914 2-Jan-1994 Governor of Washington, 1977-81
Pamela Reed
Actor
2-Apr-1949   Gail Green on Jericho
Albert Rosellini
Politician
21-Jan-1910 10-Oct-2011 Governor of Washington, 1957-65
Richard B. Sanders
Judge
1945   Justice, Washington Supreme Court
Kyle Secor
Actor
31-May-1957   Homicide: Life on the Street
R. G. Springsteen
Film Director
8-Sep-1904 9-Dec-1989 Taggart
Al Swift
Politician
12-Sep-1935   Congressman from Washington, 1979-95
Blair Underwood
Actor
25-Aug-1964   Malibu's Most Wanted

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Homer T. Bone
Politician
25-Jan-1883 11-Mar-1970 US Senator from Washington, 1933-44
Booth Gardner
Politician
21-Aug-1936 15-Mar-2013 Governor of Washington, 1985-93
John Shalikashvili
Military
27-Jun-1936 23-Jul-2011 Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1993-97



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