LONGVIEW — In March, Lower Columbia College recognized the Honorable Sid Snyder as 2015 Alumni of the Year. Snyder, whose career spanned 54 years, was the son of a Kelso barber. After graduating from Kelso High School, he went on to serve in the Army Air Corps and attend Lower Columbia College.

After moving to Long Beach in 1946, he opened Sid’s Market. In 1949, he was hired as an elevator operator for the House of Representatives at the state Capitol. He moved to the position of Bill Room supervisor and spent 12 years as assistant chief clerk of the House. He served as secretary of the Senate for 19 years.

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