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Garret Samuel Harrington (born 4 July, 1948) was the 43rd President of the United States of America, and the former governor of Washington from 1992 till 1997, and a US Senator from 1998, untill his swearing in as US President on January 20, 2001.
Born as the youngest son of William Harrington, Harrington spent most of his adolescence in Nashville, Tennessee. His father was a US Navy commander who served in the pacific theater in World War II. After graduating from Yale University, Garret joined the Ford Motor Company, eventually being promoted to national sales manager in 1982. Garret left Ford in 1989, and worked as a director, directing an Academy award winning film, The Seventh Tide (1990). Garret joined the Republican Party in 1991, and successfully ran for Governor of Washington in 1992, before stepping down in 1997. Subsequently, he served as the US Senator representing Tennessee from 1998 till 2001. In the 2001 elections, he defeated Democratic candidate Vincent Rogers, even though Garret lost the popular vote.
Garret's first year of Presidency was marked with passing bills to amend public healthcare, and prioritized public education. He spent most of 2013 improving ties between America and China, Russia, Afghanistan, Egypt and Russia. He also liberalized immigration laws, and increased the availability of medicines and decriminalized several banned substances.