National Affairs: Seattle's Scuffler

Born in Bohemia 35 years ago, Marion Anthony Zioncheck was brought to Seattle as a child, grew up to be a fish peddler. He went to the University of Washington Law School, got himself elected president of the student body, behaved so obstreperously that fellow students clipped his pate, dumped him in Lake Washington. Marion Zioncheck began his legal career by being fined $25 for contempt of court after calling a witness a "scab." Later he successfully defended his mother on kidnapping charges. In 1932 Lawyer Zioncheck persuaded the Democratic voters of Washington's...

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