Anna K. Colwell

Anna Cowell
Anna Colwell, courtesy of Office of the Secretary of State.

Quick Facts

  • Birth: 1876, Chicago, Illinois
  • Death: August 30, 1941, Seattle, Washington
  • Party Affiliation: Republican
  • Years Served: 1920-1923
  • Office: Representative
  • District: 49 (Snohomish County)


Moved from Chicago to Seattle in 1876. Married to John R. Colwell, had three children. Lived in Marysville from 1919-1921.


Eastern Star, Queen City Chapter. Active in lodge work.

Legislative and State Service

Appointed to serve in the 1920 Executive Session for Charles W. Gorham, deceased.

Committees: (1921) Claims and Auditing; Public Morals, chairman; State Charitable, Penal and Reformatory Institutions; State Soldiers’ and Veterans’ Homes

House Bills sponsored: (1921 session)

  • 40-Relating to marriage and providing when males and females may marry. Went to third reading.
  • 41-Relating to the age of majority. Went to third reading.
  • 57-Relating to the use of public highways, providing for the licensing of motor vehicles. Went to first reading.

Leadership, Positions, and Appointments

State President of the Fraternal Congress, n.d.


Biography courtesy of the Washington Office of the Secretary of State.


  • “Mrs. Colwell, Former State Solon, Taken,” The Seattle Times, September 2, 1941.