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June 23, 2002 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Silas Trim Bissell, the scion of a carpet sweeper fortune who became a bomb-toting 1960s radical and lived as a fugitive for 17 years, died June 15 of brain cancer at his home in Eugene, Ore. He was 60. Bissell's great-grandfather founded the Grand Rapids, Mich., company whose name is synonymous with carpet-cleaning machines. But he turned his back on the family business, as his father had before him.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 2002 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Silas Trim Bissell, the scion of a carpet sweeper fortune who became a bomb-toting 1960s radical and lived as a fugitive for 17 years, died June 15 of brain cancer at his home in Eugene, Ore. He was 60. Bissell's great-grandfather founded the Grand Rapids, Mich., company whose name is synonymous with carpet-cleaning machines. But he turned his back on the family business, as his father had before him.
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January 27, 1987
U.S. Magistrate John Weinberg in Seattle ordered Silas Trim Bissell, a founder of the radical Weatherman involved in Vietnam War protests in the 1960s, to stand trial March 31 on charges he planted a bomb at the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps building on the University of Washington campus on Jan. 18, 1970. Bissell, 44, was arrested last week at his home in Eugene, Ore., where he had been living under an assumed name.
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February 5, 1987
A federal magistrate approved the release of Silas Trim Bissell on $95,000 property bond pending his trial for attempting to blow up an ROTC building on the University of Washington campus in 1970. But the former radical was forced to stay behind bars another day on state charges. U.S. Magistrate John Weinberg made his decision after four of Bissell's friends, who knew him under an alias in Eugene, Ore.
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March 4, 1987 | Associated Press
Former anti-war activist Silas Trim Bissell has changed his name to the alias he adopted during his 17 years as a fugitive. Bissell, whose family founded the Bissell carpet sweeper company, officially became Terrence (Terry) Peter Jackson on Monday, when a Lane County Circuit Court judge signed an order authorizing the change.
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August 4, 1987
Physical therapist Terry Jackson, 45, who spent 17 years as a fugitive after planting a bomb at the University of Washington in protest of the Vietnam War, began serving a long-delayed two-year prison sentence at Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution. Jackson, who once was known as Silas Trim Bissell, drove to the prison during the weekend from his home in Eugene, Ore. He was arrested by FBI agents in Eugene on Jan. 20, after living as a fugitive for 17 years.
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May 1, 1987 | Associated Press
A former anti-war activist accused of attempting to bomb an ROTC building at the University of Washington in 1970 pleaded guilty today to a federal charge of possessing an unregistered destructive device. U.S. District Judge Walter McGovern accepted the plea from Terry Jackson, who recently legally changed his name from Silas Trim Bissell. The Vietnam-era Weatherman radical eluded authorities for 17 years before his capture Jan. 20 in Eugene, Ore. McGovern set sentencing for June 19.
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February 6, 1987 | Associated Press
Silas Trim Bissell, 44, a former fugitive charged in an attempted bombing of a University of Washington ROTC building 17 years ago, was freed Thursday on bond. Bissell, who also is charged with assaulting a police officer in a 1969 war protest, was ordered freed from King County Jail by Superior Judge John Darrah. Bissell, who had worked since 1981 as a physical therapist in Eugene, Ore., was arrested there on Jan. 20. He is to stand trial here March 31 in U.S. District Court.
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December 23, 1988 | United Press International
Silas Trim Bissell, great-grandson of the founder of the carpet sweeper company that bears the family name, completed a 17-month federal prison term today stemming from his anti-war activities as a Weatherman more than a decade ago. Bissell, 46, who has been in a Cleveland halfway house since October, lived as a fugitive for 17 years after skipping bail on a charge of trying to bomb an Air Force ROTC building on the University of Washington campus in Seattle.
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June 25, 1987 | Associated Press
A 45-year-old member of the Bissell carpet sweeper family was sentenced today to two years in prison for attempting to bomb a University of Washington ROTC building 17 years ago as protest against the Vietnam War. Terry Jackson, 45, who earlier this year legally changed his name from Silas Trim Bissell, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Walter McGovern.
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