Gladys Kirk

Gladys Kirk
Gladys Kirk (Republican) represented [the 36th] district of King County in the House of Representatives for 15 years -- beginning in 1956.

Born in Gypsum, Colorado, she resided in Seattle. Kirk received a business college education and was the mother of two children.

Well acquainted with the Legislature through her husband, Douglas (a three-term House member, she campaigned and won the position when he retired.

Representative Kirk's major legislative concerns were law-and-order legislation. and the problems of higher education.

--Political Pioneers, The Women Lawmakers