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{{#invoke:redirect hatnote|redirect}} {{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} Henry Martin "Scoop" Jackson (May 31, 1912 – September 1, 1983) was a U.S. Congressman (1941-1953) and Senator (from 1953 until his death in Everett, Washington on September 1, 1983) from the state of Washington. Jackson was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1972 and 1976.

A Cold War liberal and anti-Communist Democrat, Jackson supported higher military spending and a hard line against the Soviet Union, while also supporting social welfare programs, civil rights, and labor unions.<ref name=Oldham>Kit Oldham, "Cyberpedia Library: Jackson, Henry M. 'Scoop' (1912–1983): HistoryLink.org Essay 5516", historylink.org (The Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History), August 19, 2003, accessed May 17, 2007.</ref> His political beliefs were characterized by support of civil rights, human rights, and safeguarding the environment, but with an equally strong commitment to oppose totalitarianism in general, and communism in particular. <ref>http://www.nytimes.com/1983/09/03/obituaries/senator-henry-m-jackson-is-dead-at-71.html</ref> The political philosophies and positions of Scoop Jackson have been cited as an influence on a number of key figures associated with neoconservatism, including Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Perle, both of whom previously served as aides to the Senator.<ref name="histlinkjack">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> The Henry Jackson Society is named in his honor.


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{{#invoke:redirect hatnote|redirect}} {{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} Henry Martin "Scoop" Jackson (May 31, 1912 – September 1, 1983) was a U.S. Congressman (1941-1953) and Senator (from 1953 until his death in Everett, Washington on September 1, 1983) from the state of Washington. Jackson was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1972 and 1976.

A Cold War liberal and anti-Communist Democrat, Jackson supported higher military spending and a hard line against the Soviet Union, while also supporting social welfare programs, civil rights, and labor unions.<ref name=Oldham>Kit Oldham, "Cyberpedia Library: Jackson, Henry M. 'Scoop' (1912–1983): HistoryLink.org Essay 5516", historylink.org (The Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History), August 19, 2003, accessed May 17, 2007.</ref> His political beliefs were characterized by support of civil rights, human rights, and safeguarding the environment, but with an equally strong commitment to oppose totalitarianism in general, and communism in particular. <ref>http://www.nytimes.com/1983/09/03/obituaries/senator-henry-m-jackson-is-dead-at-71.html</ref> The political philosophies and positions of Scoop Jackson have been cited as an influence on a number of key figures associated with neoconservatism, including Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Perle, both of whom previously served as aides to the Senator.<ref name="histlinkjack">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> The Henry Jackson Society is named in his honor.


Henry M. Jackson sections
Intro  Background  Personal life and early career  Legislative career  National prominence and presidential campaigns   Legacy   Electoral history  See also  References  External links   Archives   

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