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Potter, Elisabeth Walton, 1939-

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  • Person
  • 1939-

Elisabeth Walton Potter (1939- ) 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.

Hogan, Michael R.

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  • Person
  • 1946-

Michael Robert Hogan (1946- ) was born in Oregon City, Oregon. He attended University of Oregon, and law school at Georgetown University. His first legal job was as a law clerk for Judge Belloni. He became a judge on the US District Court of Oregon in 1991, serving as Chief Judge from 1995-2002.

Clark, Bud (J. E. "Bud")

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  • Person
  • 1931-

John Elwood "Bud" Clark, Jr. was born in Idaho in 1931. His family moved to Oregon in 1937. He attended Vanport College (now Portland State University), then served in the Marine Corps from 1951 to 1954. After leaving the Marine Corps, he attended Reed College, but dropped out during his junior year. In 1961, he purchased the Drop In Tavern in Portland, Oregon, which he renamed the Spoutin' House, but was forced to close in 1967 as a result of urban renewal policies. He then purchased Ann's Tavern, renaming it the Goose Hollow Inn. In 1964, he and Sigrid Fehrenbacher, a violinist with the Oregon Symphony, were married. Clark adopted her son, and they later had more three children. He served as mayor of Portland from 1984 to 1992.

Jones, Eliza Elkins

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  • Person

Eliza Elkins Canty-Jones is editor of the Oregon Historical Quarterly and Director of Community Engagement at the Oregon Historical Society. She produces scholarship, public programs, and organizational partnerships that advance complex and multilingual perspectives on Oregon’s past. She holds an M.A. in Pacific Northwest and public history from Portland State University and a B.A. in English from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where she was founding co-editor of SlackWater: Oral Folk History of Southern Maryland. Eliza was co-founder and served as President of the Oregon Women’s History Consortium, which created the statewide centennial project, Century of Action: Oregon Women Vote, 1912–2012.

Strassmaier, James

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  • Person

James "Jim" Strassmaier was the Oral Historian at the Oregon Historical Society from 1986 to 2001.

Towey, Jim

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  • Person
  • 1956-

Harry James "Jim" Towey II (1956- ) was born in Indiana. He served as an aide to Senator Mark Hatfield 1982-1988. He also served as legal counsel to Mother Teresa, 1985-1997, secretary for the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, 1993-1995, led the non-profit Aging with Dignity, 1996-2002, director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. 2002-2006, President of St. Vincent College, 2006-2010, and is currently President and CEO of Ave Maria University.

Patapoff, Elizabeth

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  • Person
  • 1917-2006

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).

Herndon, Ron

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  • Person
  • 1946-

For over four decades, Ron Herndon has successfully promoted minority rights and educational opportunities in Portland. Born in Kansas, Herndon arrived in Portland in 1968 to attend Reed College, where he graduated with a degree in history in 1970. Herndon has always sought to illuminate the educational disparities and the disadvantages faced by African Americans.

Herndon helped lobby Reed college administrators to establish a Black Studies program in 1968. He founded a bookstore and the now-defunct Black Education Center, an independent school, in 1970. He later organized the Portland chapter of the Black United Front (BUF) to advocate the improvement of substandard Northeast Portland schools. Working with the BUF, Herndon led a protest in 1982 at a Portland School Board meeting demanding that predominantly African American Tubman Middle School remain open. Herndon's group felt the closure would adversely affect education by forcing students to commute long distances to other schools. He organized a one-day walkout by over 4,000 African American children and was successful in preventing the closure. In 1983 he worked with Nike to bring the brand's first outlet store to an economically depressed neighborhood in North Portland. In 1984, Herndon was arrested for trespassing on the consulate of South Africa as he led a protest against that country's policy of apartheid.

Despite the peaceful nature of Herndon's advocacy, he was closely scrutinized by local police and federal agents. As reported in 2002 by the Portland Tribune, the police intelligence unit illegally created and maintained files on the political activities and personal life of activists during the 1970s and 1980s, including that of Herndon.

After nearly three decades of activism and experience in the field of education, Herndon became the director of Albina Head Start School in Northeast Portland. He later became chairman of the board of the National Head Start Association, an early education advocacy group.

Kolisch, Marian W.

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  • Person
  • 1920-2008

Marian Wood Kolisch (1920-2008) was the granddaughter of Portland, Oregon, artist, lawyer, and civic leader C. E. S. Wood. She was married to attorney Pierre Kolisch and had three children. In the early 1970s she began studying photography with Ansel Adams, and went on to create noted portraits of well-known Oregon figures. Exhibitions of her work were held at the Portland Art Museum, the Camera Works Gallery, the Blue Sky Gallery, and many other venues.

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