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Wright, Paul S.

Reverend Pauls S. Wright (1895-1994) was born in Tabriz, Iran while his parents were missioniaries in what as then Persia. He served in the medical corps during World War I. He later graduated from McCormick Seminary and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister. He served in churches in North Dakota, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Oregon.

Sundeleaf, Richard, 1900-1987

Richard Wilhelm Sundeleaf (1900-1987) was born in Portland, Oregon. He was an architect. He worked on the Historic American Buildings Survey during the Great Depression. Among the buildings he designed are several on the National Register of Historic Places.

Patapoff, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Patapoff (1917-2006) was a pioneer of educational TV in Oregon. She worked in public broadcasting for 35 years. She produced several documentary films, including The Earth is our Home (1979) and A Search for Vanished People (1982).

Potter, Elisabeth Walton, 1939-

Elisabeth Walton Potter (1938- ) was born in Salem, Oregon. She was a public historian specializing in architecture history and historic preservation. She served as coordinator of the National Register for the State Historic Preservation Office of Oregon for over 30 years, retiring in 1998.

Bradley, Henry W.

Born June 1813; died 27 April 1891. Bradley learned the daguerreotype process in New Orleans, Louisiana, before 1850. In 1850, he moved to San Francisco, California, where he opened a daguerreotype gallery as well as a daguerreotype supply business that he operated until 1878. From 1852 to 1855, Bradley operated the "National Daguerreian Gallery" in San Francisco. He also opened a branch outlet in Sacramento, California. In 1863, Bradley, with William Herman Rulofson, formed a partnership named "Bradley & Rulofson," in San Francisco. Bradley left the firm in 1878. In 1885, Bradley retired to Alameda, California where he continued to photograph.

Harmon, Rick

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Rick Harmon was Oral Historian and Editor of the Oregon Historical Quarterly for the Oregon Historical Society in the 1980s and 1990s.

Olson, Kristine

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  • 1947-

Kristine Olson (1947- ) was the United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, 1994-2001.

Law, Adair

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  • 1959-

Adair M. Law (1959- ) is an historian in Portland, Oregon. She was the editor of the Oregon Historical Society Press 1986-1990, Assistant to the OHS Executive Director, 1991-1994, and Director of Publication at OHS 1994-2001.

Roberts, Betty, 1923-2011

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  • 1923-2011

Betty Lucille Roberts, nee Cantrell was born in Kansas in 1923. She represented Multnomah County in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1965-1968, and in the Oregon Senate from 1969-1977. She was judge for Oregon Court of Appeals beginning in 1977, then Oregon Supreme Court justice from 1982-86. She died in 2011.

Kelly, Lee, 1932-

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  • 1932-

Lee Kelly (1932- ) is a sculptor. His works are on display in many cities in the Pacific Northwest. He has been called "Oregon's Sculptor."

Beatty, John Cabeen, 1919-

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  • 1919-2016

John "Jack" Cabeen Beatty, Jr. (1919-2016) was born in Washington, DC. He was a trial lawyer in Portland, Oregon 1948-1970. He served on the Multnomah County Circuit Court, 1970-1984.

Thompson, Flora Cushinway, 1893-1978

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  • 1898-1978

B. November 11, 1898; d. March 3, 1978. Wife of the late Tommy Thompson, chief of the Celilo Indians.

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