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Wilson, Milton, 1923-2004

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  • Person
  • 1923-2004

Milton W. Wilson (1923-2004) was born in Portland, Oregon. He was one of the founders of the New Gallery for Contemporary Art in Portland, Oregon, which was open from 1959 to 1962.

De Bernardis, Amo

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  • Person
  • 1915-2010

Dr. Amo De Bernardis (1915-2010) was the founding president of Portland Community College.

Bradley, Henry William, 1813-1891

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  • Person
  • 1813-1891

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.

Katz, Vera, 1933-2017

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  • Person
  • 1933-2017

Vera Katz was born Vera Pistrak in 1933 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Her family moved to the United States during World War II, where she grew up in New York. After moving to Portland, Oregon in 1962, she embarked upon a political career. She served in the Oregon House of Representatives, representing Portland and Multnomah County, from 1972 to 1990, where she became the first woman Speaker of the House in 1985. She then served as Portland Mayor from 1993-2005.

Mallicoat, S. H., 1915-2010

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  • Person
  • 1915-2010

Samuel H. Mallicoat was born in Rickreall, Oregon, in 1915. His family moved several times in his early life, ultimately settling in Orient, Oregon, in 1930. After graduating from the Oregon College of Education, he worked as an elementary school teacher and a school administrator in Oregon. During World War II, from 1941 to 1946, he served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater. In 1944, he and Ellen Ann Jones were married; they later had three children. After his discharge, he attended Willamette Law School. During this time, he met Mark Hatfield through the Young Republicans. Mallicoat left law school in 1948 to return to the U.S. Navy in order to teach at the naval training center in Portland, Oregon. He left the Navy in 1955 and went back to Willamette Law School, but left to become a lobbyist for the Oregon Railroad Association, then Oregon State Director of Planning and Development from 1961 to 1967. He then served as chief of staff for Hatfield from 1967 to 1973, while Hatfield was a U.S. senator. He died in 2010.

Horner, J. H., 1870-1953

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  • Person
  • 1870 - 1953

John Harland Horner (1870-1953) was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and moved to Enterprise, Oregon, in 1911. A life-long bachelor, he served as Wallowa County's deputy assessor from 1918 to 1924, before being elected county assessor in 1924. Horner also had a long-standing interest in the history of Wallowa County. For more than thirty years, he collected historical information and interviewed most of the area's early settlers and local Native Americans. His research resulted in an unpublished manuscript of more than 1,500 pages titled Wallowa River and Valley. Horner committed suicide on July 13, 1953, at the age of 83

Barchus, Agnes, 1893-1983

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  • Person
  • 1893-1983

Agnes J. Barchus was born in 1893. She was the first woman minutes clerk in the Oregon State Legislature, beginning in 1927. She also wrote a biography of her mother, Oregon artist Eliza R. Barchus. She died in 1983.

Sauvie, Charles L. (Charles Louis)

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  • Person
  • 1923-2013

Charles Louis Sauvie (1923-2013) was born in Portland, Oregon. He worked for the Oregon State Department of Planning and Development and was a speechwriter for Governor Mark Hatfield and an economic advisor for Governors Straub and McCall.

Watters, Roy

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  • Person
  • 1964-

Roy Watters was born in Seattle, Washington in 1964 and spent his earlier years in Vancouver. Roy spent the early part of his coming out experience in Vancouver, Washington at a time when it was more isolated, before the Interstate 205 bridge was in existence. His early outlet for expressing his gay identity was in the Portland bar scene in the 1970s. He later attended Evergreen University, and moved to San Francisco. It was during this time that the epidemic of AIDS took some of its worst toll, when education was just coming out but the drugs had not caught up to technology. He devoted a significant amount of time to assisting sick and dying friends with their daily needs. At that time, he said gays were, “literally dying in the streets.”

After returning to Portland, Roy continued his work for a non-profit entity, enjoying professional success at the price of having to hide his identity. There were no hard and fast rules that prohibited him from revealing his gay lifestyle, yet he felt it necessary to separate his work and private life. Upon leaving his job, Roy swore to never work in any condition that required him to separate his work and real life.

Roy took up studies at Portland State University (PSU), in Anthropology soon after leaving his work in non-profit. Roy is currently a Masters candidate at PSU, and interns for Intel in Oregon. He now lives with his partner, Tim, and his dog Steve in a house they own in north Portland. When asked about his feelings on the current civil union legislation, he replied that he was excited. He and Tim have registered as domestic partners, and can cover each other on company insurance policies. Roy’s private life is now fully integrated into his academic and professional career, and he enjoys living in Portland where he feels free and safe to live in the manner he chooses. Although having traveled the world, and enjoyed the hospitality of many places, Roy says there is no place that he’d rather live, than in the northwest.

Panner, Owen Murphy, 1924-

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  • Person

Owen Murphy Panner was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1924. He grew up in Oklahoma during the Depression. He attended the University of Oklahoma, but in 1943, before graduating, he joined the U.S. Army, serving until 1946. He met his first wife, Agnes Gilbert, while stationed in Los Angeles, California. After serving, he returned to the University of Oklahoma, where he graduated from its school of law in 1949. He moved to Bend, Oregon, where he practiced law from 1950 to 1980, was vice president of the Oregon State Bar from 1961 to 1963, and was on the Judicial Reform Commission of Oregon from 1971 to 1974. During his years as an attorney, he represented the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. In 1979, he was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to the U.S. District Court in Portland, Oregon, where he served from 1980 to 2018. He was chief justice from 1984 to 1990, and took senior status in 1992. During his time on the court, he met his second wife, Nancy Hanson, while horse riding in Hillsboro. He died in 2018.

Skopil, Otto R. (Otto Richard), 1919-

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  • Person
  • 1919-2012

Otto Richard Skopil was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1919. He met June Johnson while at Salem High School. They were married for 15 years, from 1940 to 1955. Skopil attended Willamette University, where he earned his bachelor of arts in economics in 1941. He enlisted in the Navy and served as a lieutenant during World War II. Afterward, he returned to Willamette and earned his bachelor of laws in 1946. Following his graduation from Willamette, he worked as a private-practice lawyer from 1946 to 1972. During his time as a trial lawyer, he hired Jan Lundy as a secretary, and they married in 1957. In 1972, he was appointed to the U.S. Circuit Court of Oregon in Portland by President Richard Nixon. Skopil served as chief judge of the Circuit Court from 1976 to 1979. He was then appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit by President Jimmy Carter, serving from 1979 to 1986, when he took senior status. He died in 2012.

Leavy, Edward, 1929-

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  • Person
  • 1929-

Edward Leavy (1929- ) was born near Aurora, Oregon. In 1953, Leavy graduated from Notre Dame Law School. He spent a few years in private practice from 1953 to 1954. He worked as deputy district attorney, a district court judge, circuit court judge for Lane County, Oregon and Justice pro tempore Oregon Supreme Court. He also was U.S. District Magistrate for U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon from 1976 to 1984. He was nominated by Ronald Reagan in 1984 for the U.S. District Court of Oregon and in 1987 he became a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Haggerty, Ancer Lee, 1944-

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  • Person
  • 1944-

Ancer Lee Haggerty was born in Vanport, Oregon, in 1944. He attended the University of Oregon and graduated in 1966. He enrolled in the Marine Corps Infantry Officer Training program while at the University of Oregon. In 1968, he was called to active duty in Vietnam, where he was wounded by shrapnel to the arm. He was awarded the Silver Star. After his discharge from the military, he attended the University of California Hastings College of the Law. He earned his juris doctorate in 1973 and passed the Oregon bar that same year. He began his legal career in as a law clerk for the Metropolitan Public Defender in Portland, serving until 1977. He then practiced law at the Schwabe, Williamson, and Wyatt law firm. In 1983, he and Judith Ann Blair were married; Blair had one child, and together they later had two more children. Haggerty served as a judge on the Multnomah County District Court from 1989 to 1990, on the Multnomah County Circuit Court from 1990 to 1993, and on the U.S. District Court of Oregon from 1993 to 2014. He served as chief judge of that court from 2002 to 2009.

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