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Historic People

Here are some brief stories and images highlighting people from the park district's past.


Nelson BennettNELSON BENNETT
Park Board President 1908-1909

 

 

 

Dr. ChristoffersonDR. H.A. CHRISTOFFERSEN
Park Commissioner 1931-1952

 

 

 

 

Cushman statue near the entry to Point Defiance ParkFRANCIS W. CUSHMAN
U.S. Congressman 1899-1909

 

 

 

 

Clarence DemmingCLARENCE DEMING
Employee - Seymour Conservatory 1949-1971

 

 

 

 

Gustav FaulkGUSTAV FAULK
Employee - Seymour Conservatory 1912-1949

 

 

 

 

Frederick HeathFREDERICK HEATH
Park Commissioner 1908-1918

 

 

 

 

Mahthilda MeyerMATHILDA MAYER
Employee - Secretary for Park Board 1909

 

 

 

 

Bernice NewellBERNICE NEWELL
Newspaper Reporter early 1900's

 

 

 

 

Frederick Law OlmstedFREDERICK LAW OLMSTED
Landscape Architect 1822-1903

 

 

 

 undefinedFLOYD E. OWEN
Employee - Park Superintendent 1912-1959

 

 

 

Stuart RiceSTUART RICE 
Park Board President 1907

 

 

 

 

Ebenezer Roberts with plantsEBENEZER RHYS ROBERTS
Superintendent of Parks before 1907

 

 

 

 

William Wolcott Seymour (1861-1929)WILLIAM WOLCOTT SEYMOUR
Park Commissioner, Mayor

 

 

 

 

 

Eva StewartEVA STEWART
First Female Park Commissioner 1951

 

 

J Ralph WilliamsJ. RALPH WILLIAMS
Park Commissioner 1953-1970