Washington State’s Legacy Project on the Secretary of State’s website has recently launched a HistoryMakers Biographical Database. It is built by volunteers and is still in its beginning stages as a database. You should see the number of entries increase over time.
Currently, the database contains information about:
- governors and lieutenant governors
- secretaries of state
- U.S. Senators and Representatives
- and selected other elected officials
You can search by first and last name of a known individual or browse by names under Office, Party Affiliation, or Field.
I selected “education” as a field and “California” as a keyword. I received 3 results:
This is what you see when click on a person’s name.