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Floyd Verne Hicks
Floyd Hicks
Floyd Verne Hicks

May 29, 1915
Prosser, Washington
DiedDecember 1, 1992(1992-12-01) (aged 77)
Tacoma, Washington
OccupationMember of the United States House of Representatives; justice of the Washington Supreme Court
Known forServing six terms in Congress where he sat on the House Committee on Armed Services

Floyd Verne Hicks (May 29, 1915 – December 1, 1992) was a justice of the Washington Supreme Court, and a member of the United States House of Representatives. He served as a Democrat from the state of Washington.[1]


Hicks was born in Prosser, Washington on a Paiute-Shoshone Reservation.[2] He attended Central Washington State College from which he earned an education degree.[2] Hicks became a high school teacher and football coach. He continued his education at Washington State University, from which he earned certification as an education administrator.[2]

Army service

When World War II broke out, Hicks joined the U.S. Army in 1942. He rose to the rank of captain in his four years in the military.[2]


Following his discharge, Hicks enrolled in the University of Washington, from which he earned a law degree in 1948.[2] Soon afterward, he set up a small private practice in Pierce County, Washington. In 1961, Hicks was chosen as a superior court judge for his county. In 1964, Hicks was elected to Congress, where he served on the House Committee on Armed Services. He served six terms, leaving Congress in 1977.[1]

Following his time in Congress, Hicks was a justice of the Washington state Supreme Court from 1977 to 1982.[3] After he stepped down, he was appointed a judge of the Pierce County Superior Court.[3]

Some of the bills he sponsored are listed below. In total, he sponsored 48 bills.[1]

  • H.R. 15586 (94th): A bill to provide that the October 1, 1976, pay raise for Federal officers and employees shall be 6 1/2 percent, in lieu of the percentage determined under the pay comparability system, and to exclude Members of Congress from such pay raise.
  • H.R. 12754 (94th): A bill for the relief of S. Leon Levy.
  • H.R. 12117 (94th): A bill for the relief of Gertrude Faria Young.
  • H.R. 11694 (94th): A bill Prescribes for a five-year period the import duty under the U.S. Tariff Schedules on specified soccer uniforms.
  • H.R. 11544 (94th): A bill for the relief of Carlos Gregorio Hoff and Jean Hoff Mape.
  • H.R. 10831 (94th): A bill to amend the Tariff Schedules of the United States to provide duty-free treatment for softwood veneers imported for use in making plywood.
  • H.R. 10014 (94th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to exempt the use of certain punchboards, pull-tabs, and similar devices from the taxes on wagering.
  • H.R. 8449 (94th): A bill for the relief of the heirs of Anne E. Scarborough.
  • H.R. 8118 (94th): A bill for the relief of Chin-Ho An.


He died on December 1, 1992, in Tacoma, Washington.[4]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Floyd Hicks". Gov Track. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Floyd Verne Hicks". Office of the Secretary of State. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Former Congressman Floyd V. Hicks, dies". Kitsap Sun. Associated Press. December 2, 1992. Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "HICKS, Floyd Verne". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 27 November 2014.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thor C. Tollefson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Washington's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Norm Dicks

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