compiled by Columbian staff in 1989

Eva King Burgett, one of Clark County's most successful vote getters, served more than three decades as a county official.

She was county clerk from 1935 to 1943 and treasurer from 1943 to 1967. The Staunch Republican and Soroptimist Club member, a daughter of John Edward King and Abigail Maria Hathaway, was born in Vancouver in 1890.

About the time of World War I she was married for a short time to James Burgett.

Eva Burgett was employed by the U.S. Quartermaster Department from 1916 to 1924, then worked for Reder Drug store in Vancouver until about the time she was elected county clerk.

She continued as a fixture at the Courthouse in the World War II boom and postwar years.

Burgett was a president of the Washington State Elective officials Association, and member of the daughters of the Pioneers. She also was a life member and a president of the Soroptimists, who sponsored the US Grant County Museum on Officers' Row. The building is now the Grant House Restaurant.

Burgett died on Dec. 29, 1979.

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