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Paulus, Norma

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  • Person
  • 1933-2019

Norma Paulus was born in Nebraska in 1933. Her family relocated to escape the Dust Bowl, eventually settling in Burns, Oregon in 1938. After graduating high school, she got a job as secretary to the District Attorney of Harney County. After moving to Salem and working as a secretary for Judge Latourette, she decided to go to law school at the age of 24. She took night classes at Lewis and Clark College and graduated in 1962. She passed the Oregon State Bar the same year. She met her husband, Bill Paulus, while she was at law school and they married in 1958. She was an appellate lawyer in Salem, Oregon, and argued before the Oregon Supreme Court. She was appointed to the Marion County Boundary Commission by Governor Tom McCall in 1969, which was the beginning of her political career. She represented Marion County in the Oregon House of Representatives, from 1970-1976. She then served as Oregon's first woman Secretary of State from 1977-1985. She also ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1986. She was then appointed to the Northwest Power Planning Council, from 1987-1990, then served as Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1990-1999. She later served as the executive director of the Oregon Historical Society from 2000 to 2003. She died in 2019.

Frank, Gerry

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  • Person
  • 1923-

Gerry Frank is an author and a member of the Frank family, a Portland, Oregon family, who founded Meier & Frank. He opened and managed the Meier & Frank store in Salem, Oregon. He is best known for his work with Senator Hatfield.

Denver Post

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Green, Alan, 1925-

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  • 1925-2001

Alan "Punch" Green, Jr. was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1925. He got an early start in politics when he was elected student body president at Lincoln High School. He attended the University of Oregon in 1943 before enlisting in the U.S. Army, where he served as a theodylite observer in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was discharged after an injury and returned to Portland in 1945. He majored in political science at Stanford University and graduated in 1949. While at Stanford, he began dating Joan Irwin, whom he had met in high school. They married in 1949 and later had three children. He worked as an insurance salesman and later started a battery company. He was a lifelong member of the Republican Party, serving as chair of the Oregon presidential campaigns for Presidents Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush, as well as statewide candidates such as Governor Vic Atiyeh and U.S. Senator Gordon Smith. He was president of the Port of Portland for two terms. President Reagan named him chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission in 1981. He was appointed as the ambassador to Romania by President George H. W. Bush in 1989 and served during the Romanian Revolution. After his ambassadorship ended in 1992, Green retired but continued his involvement in Republican politics. He died in 2001.

Brady, Mathew B., approximately 1823-1896

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  • Person
  • 1823-1896

Brady first learned the art of photography in 1841, where he studied with Samuel B. Morse at the New York Academy of Design and at Morse's own daguerreotype school. Brady opened a daguerreotype studio in New York City, New York in 1844, where over the years he concentrated on portraits, most notably famous contemporary Americans, such as the statesman Henry Clay. In 1847, with his business flourishing, Brady opened another portrait studio in Washington, D.C. In 1860, Brady opened the largest of his galleries, called the National Portrait Gallery, and in that year took his first of many famous portraits of Abraham Lincoln. In 1861, Brady requested permission to document the Civil War. From 1861 to 1865, he organized teams of photographers attached to all parts of the United States Army who documented battles, officers and equipment. Brady and his team were able to cover all the battles and events of the war, which include portraits of Generals Grant and Lee, as well as unflinching images of dead soldiers. Brady approached the state concerning purchasing his collection, but it wasn't until 1875, after a vote in Congress, that the War Department of the United States purchased part of his Civil War collection of glass negatives. The purchase came too late, as Brady was reduced to poverty, selling the last of his galleries in 1895.

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