Ken Eikenberry

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Ken Eikenberry
Attorney General of Washington
In office
January 1, 1981 – January 13, 1993
Governor John Spellman
Booth Gardner
Preceded by Slade Gorton
Succeeded by Christine Gregoire
Personal details
Born (1932-06-29) June 29, 1932 (age 85)
Wenatchee, Washington, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Beverly
Alma mater Wenatchee Valley College
Washington State University, Pullman
University of Washington, Seattle

Kenneth Otto Eikenberry (born June 29, 1932)[1] is a United States Republican politician.

Eikenberry was Washington's Attorney General from 1981 to 1993. A Republican, he succeeded Slade Gorton, who went on to represent Washington in the United States Senate. Eikenberry ran for governor of Washington in 1992, and was defeated narrowly by Democrat Mike Lowry. Eikenberry is currently on the board of the Constitutional Law PAC.

Eikenberry was a 3-term elected member of the Washington State House of Representatives, 36th District, from 1971 through 1976. He also served as the elected Chairman of the Washington State Republican Party 1977 to June, 1980, and again from 1993 through 1996.

He endorsed Clint Didier for the Senate in the 2010 midterm elections.[2][3]

Recently[when?] he has been seen on TV in Washington urging a "NO" vote on the Washington Initiative 522, 2012 on labeling of genetically-engineered foods.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. Turner Publishing. 1998. p. 133. ISBN 978-1563114731. 
  2. ^ "ENDORSEMENT STATEMENT: From the desk of Ken Eikenberry, former chair of state GOP & Attorney General". Clint Didier for U.S. Senate. July 10, 2010. Retrieved 2 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Former GOP Chair Endorses Didier for Senate" The Business Journal. Retrieved 2015-08-22.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Slade Gorton
Attorney General of Washington
Succeeded by
Christine Gregoire
Party political offices
Preceded by
Bob Williams
Republican nominee for Governor of Washington
Succeeded by
Ellen Craswell