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Gantenbein, Robert Pittock

  • Person
  • 1914-1984

Robert "Peter" Pittock Gantenbein (1914-1984) was born in the Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon. He was a grandson to Henry and Georgiana Pittock. He was a founder the World Affairs Council of Oregon.

Van Hevelingen, Frances

  • Person
  • 1915-2002

Frances Lovetta van Hevelingen (1915-2002) was born in Jeaneau, Alaska. She was married to Donald Abbott. She specialized in the technique of encaustic painting which utilizes hot beeswax mixed with pigments.

Christensen, Sam, 1928-2009

  • Person
  • 1928-2009

Samuel R. Christensen (1928-2009) was born in Hillsboro, Oregon. He joined Portland General Electric in 1956 as an engineer, ultimately working his way up to General Manager, Generation & Facilities Engineering.

Eiland, Jill

  • Person
  • 1951-

Jill Eiland (1951- ) was born in Portland, Oregon. She joined Portland General electric in 1980 as Director of Federal Affairs.

Cach, Patricia

  • Person

Patricia Cach was born in Clatskanie, Oregon and grew up in Portland.

Jensen, Gertrude Glutsch, 1903-

  • Person
  • 1903-1986

Gertrude Glutsch Jensen was a civic leader in the protection of the Columbia River Gorge, from the 1940s until her death in 1986. She operated as a lobbyist at the state level and eventually on the national stage through her involvement in organizations such as the Portland Women’s Forum and the Oregon Roadside Council, whose board she sat on for more than twenty-five years. In 1953, Oregon Governor Paul Patterson appointed Jensen chair of the state’s Columbia River Gorge Commission. During her tenure, the organization oversaw the protection of more than three thousand acres of scenic land.

Gertrude Glutsch was born into a prominent Portland family. Her maternal grandparents, William and Sophia Druck, were German immigrants who had arrived in the United States shortly after the end of the Civil War. Her parents divorced early in her childhood, and her mother and grandparents raised her. William Druck made his money, which he passed on to his three daughters, in iron working and real estate investments. The family’s affluence allowed Jensen to eventually give much of her time to conservation efforts, although she also operated her own real estate brokerage during the 1930s-1950s.

Glutsch attended Reed College in 1922-1923, studying political science, but she left before completing a degree. In 1929, she married Frederic Charles Jensen, who was the deputy city attorney for Portland. The couple had a son, Frederic Charles Jensen, Jr., in 1931, but divorced a few years later. For fourteen years, Jensen freelanced as a reporter for the Oregonian and the Oregon Journal. By the late 1930s, she worked as a real estate broker.

Jensen left paid work to care for her mother, who was seriously ill. She bought a car, determined to take her mother out each day, including trips in the Columbia River Gorge. It was during these trips that Jensen saw the impact of logging on the gorge’s scenic views, and she became devoted to preserving the area.

A member of the Portland Women’s Forum, Jensen took her concerns to the organization, which in 1951 formed the Save the Columbia Gorge committee, with Jensen as its chair. The Forum established a Gorge initiative to promote the preservation of the scenic area and to purchase land for that purpose, including Chanticleer Point, located on the Oregon side of the Columbia River overlooking Rooster Rock State Park. The organization turned the deed over to the state, which now maintains the site as the Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint.

Jensen’s Save the Columbia Gorge committee attracted the attention of civic leaders and politicians; and in 1952, the legislature approved the creation of an advisory commission to “preserve and develop the recreational areas [of the Gorge] and its beauty.” Jensen chaired the Oregon Columbia River Gorge Commission for sixteen years. During her tenure, she spearheaded the exchange of privately owned timbered lands for timbered Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management lands in less scenic regions of the state—arrangements that required cooperation among timber interests, state and federal agencies, and private landowners.

Jensen received the Conservation Service Award from the Department of the Interior in 1961 and the Distinguished Service Award from Oregon Governor Tom McCall in 1964. The Portland Women’s Forum named her Woman of the Year in 1967. Toward the end of her life, she opposed the federal Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Act, which became law in 1986. She was concerned that the act would hinder locally directed preservation strategies that respected small, private interests in the Gorge.

Gertrude Jensen died in 1986. Her life’s work laid the groundwork for continuing protection of the Columbia River Gorge, and the congressional act represents part of her legacy in Oregon and Washington.

Clark, Donald Edward, 1933-

  • Person
  • 1933-

Don Clark served as Multnomah County Sheriff 1963-65 and as Multnomah County Commissioner 1971-83.

Lambert, William Francis

  • Person
  • 1902-

William Francis Lambert's family came to the Oregon in 1844. He was born to W.T. and Adele H. Lambert in Jan. 2, 1902. He attended Northwestern College of Law. In his adult life, he acted as Multnomah County Treasurer, 1936-48 and vice-president of First National Bank, 1948-50.

Dozono, Yoneko

  • Person
  • 1915-2013

Dozono was born in Portland, Or in 1915. She returned to Japan in 1931 as a teenager to obtain two-year education in Japanese culture. However, she stayed until 1953 after which returned to United States with her family settling in Portland again. During that time, she married, raised three children, lived through WW2 and worked with the Atomic Bomb Causality Commission.

Schwabe, John

  • Person

Schwabe worked as an attorney with Charles Creighton and Charles Lovett in Silverton, Oregon.

Cooney, John P.

  • Person
  • 1932-

John Patrick Cooney, Federal Magistrate for the U.S. District Court of Oregon, was born in Sedalia, Missouri on January 21, 1932. Both of Judge Cooney’s greatgrandfather’s came to the United States from Ireland; the paternal side settled first in Kentucky and then in Missouri, while his mother’s family made its way west via New York. His parents, Harry James Cooney and Marcelline Grady, married in 1923 and lived in Sedalia, Missouri where Harry Cooney worked as a railroad claim agent.

Calkins, Windsor Dean

  • Person
  • 1944-

Windsor Dean Calkins was born in Eugene, Oregon, 18 December 1944; he was educated at the University of Oregon, Clark Honors College, and Willamette University Law School; he was admitted to Oregon State Bar in 1971; served as Commissioner on Uniform State Laws, between 1974 and 1988, Division Chief of National Conference on Uniform State Laws, ca. 1978-80; and practiced law with the firm of Calkins and Calkins, Eugene, 1971-2008

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