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James McDermott

James McDermottAKA James Adelbert McDermott

Born: 28-Dec-1936
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman, Washington 7th

Military service: US Navy (1968-70)

McDermott earned the nickname "Baghdad Jim" from comments he made during a 29 September 2002 interview with George Stephanopoulos. The Congressman believed it was likely that the White House was fabricating evidence to generate support for invading Iraq:

"It would not surprise me if they came with some information that is not provable and they shifted. First they said it was al Qaeda, then they said it was weapons of mass destruction. Now they're going back and saying it's al Qaeda again. When will that stop? [...] I think the President would mislead the American people."

Father: (insurance underwriter)
Mother: Roseanna (phone company employee)
Wife: Therese Hansen (m. 1997, sep. 2011)
Daughter: Katherine
Son: James

    University: BS, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL (1958)
    Medical School: MD, University of Illinois, Chicago (1963)
    Teacher: University of Washington, Seattle (1970-83)

    US Congressman, Washington 7th (1989-)
    Washington State Senate (1975-87)
    Washington State House of Representatives (1971-72)
    Americans for Democratic Action National President (2002-)
    Close Up Foundation Board of Advisors
    Dean for America
    Kerry Victory 2004
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors
    Irish Ancestry

    Fahrenheit 9/11 (17-May-2004) · Himself

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