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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.

Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994

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  • 1929-1994

Jacqueline "Jackie" Lee Kennedy Onassis, nee Bouvier, was born in Southampton, New York, in 1929. She attended Vassar College in 1947 and then studied abroad through Smith College at the University of Grenoble and at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, from 1949 to 1950. She completed her undergraduate studies at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., earning as bachelor of arts in French literature in 1951. She and John F. Kennedy were married in 1953. She was the first lady of the United States from 1961 until Kennedy's assassination in 1963. In 1968, she and Aristotle Onassis were married. After Aristotle Onassis's death in 1975, she worked as book editor for Viking and Doubleday. She died in 1994.

Myers, Clay, 1927-2004

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Henry Clay Myers, Jr. was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1927. He grew up in Tillamook, Oregon, and also spent a year of his childhood in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) from 1938 to 1939. In 1945, he graduated from Benson High School in Portland and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was reassigned to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut, then discharged later that same year. He returned to Oregon, and in 1946, he began attending the University of Oregon, where he was involved with the Young Republicans. After graduating in 1949, he continued his studies at Northwestern College of Law in Portland, graduating in 1953. He started his career as an estate planner and insurance salesman for Aetna in 1953. His insurance work took him to New England, where he met Elizabeth Lex Arndt through the Young Republicans. They were married in 1955; they later had one child and adopted two. They returned to Oregon in 1956. Myers was active in Republican politics and served as Oregon secretary of state from 1967 to 1977, and then as Oregon treasurer from 1977 to 1984. He was also deeply involved in the Episcopalian church. Late in his life, he changed his party affiliation, first to Independent in 1999, then to Democrat in 2003. He died in 2004.

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