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morrison, sidney wallace, representative from washington; born in yakima, yakima county, wash., may 13, 1933; attended toppenish public schools, toppenish, wash.; attended yakima valley college, 1951; b.s., washington state university, pullman, 1954; served in the united states army, enlisted, 1954-1956; partner, morrison fruit co., inc.; served in the washington state house of representatives, 1966-1974; senate, 1974-1980; elected as a republican to the ninety-seventh and to the five succeeding congresses (january 3, 1981-january 3, 1993); was not a candidate for renomination in 1992 to the one hundred third congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination for governor of washington; is a resident of zillah, wash. factmonster.com
sir john mandeville says- a jewish maid of bethlehem (whom southey names zillah) was beloved by one hamuel, a brutish sot. zillah rejected his suit, and hamuel vowed vengeance. he gave out that zillah was a demoniac, and she was condemned to be burnt; but god averted the flames, the stake budded, and the maid stood unharmed under a rose-tree full of white and red roses, then “first seen on earth since paradise was lost.” infoplease.com