Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates

Gorton

Thomas Slade III

USA

Personal data

Birthdate:  08.01.1928
Birthplace:  Chicago / Illinois
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  ??.??.1984
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. ??.??.1986

Additional information

Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College, 1953; finished the Columbia University Law School, 1953; own law practice since 1953; from 1958 until 1968 member of the House of Representatives (Republican party); from 1968 - 1980 Attorney General of the state of Washington; 1980 selected to the US Senate; lost the elections in 1986; again elected to the US Senate in 1988 and re-elected in 1994; in 2000 he lost the re-election; he now works for the law firm Preston Gates & Ellis LLP in Seattle; on 17. September 2003, he was introduced into the council of the directors of company Microvision, Inc.; in 1984 he was a candidate for the "Politican in Space program".

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