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Featherstone Reid
Assistant to Warren G. Magnuson, 1949-1981

During the years that Warren Featherstone Reid served on the Senate staff as an aide to the chairman of the Commerce Committee, the chairman of the Appropriations Committee, the president pro tempore, and the senior Senator from the State of Washington, he needed only one calling card: "Assistant to Warren G. Magnuson." Reid's close association with Senator Magnuson stretched from his appointment on the senator's patronage as an elevator operator in 1949, to their mutual retirement from the Senate in 1981. Over the years, Reid had the opportunity to witness the inside workings of the Senate as an institution through one of its most influential members. In these oral history interviews he recounts his experiences and observations.

Table of Contents:
1) Senate Elevator Operator and Capitol Policeman
2) Assistant to Warren G. Magnuson
3) The Commerce and Appropriations Committees
4) The Appropriations Process
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Citation: Scholarly citation: "Warren Featherstone Reid, Assistant to Warren G. Magnuson," Oral History Interviews, Senate Historical Office, Washington, D.C.
Deed of Gift: I, Warren Featherstone Reid, do hereby give to the Senate Historical Office the tape recordings and transcripts of my interviews on July 1, July 9, July 16, and July 23, 1981. I authorize the Senate Historical Office to use the tapes and transcripts in such a manner as may best serve the educational and historical objectives of their oral history program. I also approve the deposit of the transcripts at the Library of Congress, the Senate Library, the University of Washington, and any other institution which the Senate Historical Office may deem appropriate. In making this gift, I voluntarily convey ownership of the tapes and transcripts to the public domain. Warren Featherstone Reid, August 5, 1981 Accepted on behalf of the Senate Historical Office by Richard A. Baker, August 5, 1981

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