Jim McDermott

Lecturer, Jackson School of International Studies


Congressman (Ret.) Jim McDermott retired in November 2016 after 14 terms representing the 7th Congressional District of Washington State, which includes Seattle and parts of several neighboring communities.  His government career spans over 40 years, including a decade in the State Senate and a year as a U.S. Foreign Medical Officer in what is today the Democratic Republic of Congo. Congressman McDermott received his M.D from the university of Illinois College of Medicine.


  • University of Illinois College of Medicine, M.D.,