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Cross, Travis (William Travis), 1927-2004

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William Travis Cross was born in Salem, Oregon, in 1927. He attended Stanford University for a quarter in 1944, but left to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After his discharge, he continued his studies at Willamette University, where he met Beverly Jean Briggs. They were married in 1949 and later had four children. He returned to Stanford to complete his degree. While at Stanford, he became close with Mark Hatfield. After graduating in 1949, he worked in the chancellor's office at Willamette University, up until Hatfield became Oregon secretary of state in 1957. Cross joined Hatfield's staff and remained one of his closest advisors until Hatfield was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1967. After leaving Hatfield's staff, Cross worked in public relations for the University of California from 1969 to 1975, when he returned to Portland, Oregon, to continue public relations work for the Providence St. Vincent Medical Foundation. He retired in 1992. He also served on the Meyer Memorial Trust from 1982 to 1997. He died in 2004.

Thomas, Margret D. (Margret Dale), 1922-2011

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Margret Dale Thomas, nee Karl, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1922. Her family moved to Southern California in the 1930s. She attended Pasadena Junior College and the University of California at Los Angeles. She worked as a secretary for the Navy field office in Norfolk, Virginia, during World War II. She and James "Jack" Randolph Thomas were married in 1943, and the couple moved to Portland, Oregon in 1954. They had four children. She attended Reed College during the 1960s and earned a master's degree in history. She died in 2011.

Wingard, George F., Jr. (George Frank), 1935-

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George Frank Wingard, Jr. was born in Amboy, Washington, in 1935. His family moved to Lakeview, Oregon, in the early 1940s. He attended the University of Oregon for a few years, then transferred to Oregon State College (now Oregon State University). He earned a degree in production technology in 1958. He and Rhea Henault were married in 1960; they later had three children. Wingard began his own construction business at age 25. He served on the Eugene City Council from 1967 to 1969. He was a Republican politician and represented Lane County in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1969 to 1970. He then served in the Oregon Senate from 1971 to 1982. He ran unsuccessfully for state treasurer in 1980, and again in 1992.

Martin, Roger E. (Roger Edward), 1935-

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Roger Edward Martin was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1935. He attended Catholic schools in Portland, and graduated from the University of Oregon in 1957. He met Janet Duffy while at the university, and they married in 1958; they later had three children. Martin served in the U.S. Army for six months in 1957, and continued to serve in the U.S. Army Reserves until 1963. He worked for the family business, Martin Electronics. He was a Republican politician and represented Clackamas County in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1967 to 1978, serving as minority leader from 1975 to 1978. He ran for Oregon governor in 1978, but lost the Republican primary to Vic Atiyeh. In 1979, he and Janet Duffy divorced. Soon afterward, he and Margaret Jane were married. (Margaret Jane's surname before marriage is unknown.) After leaving the Legislature, Martin was a lobbyist for multiple organizations, including the Oregon Transportation Association and the Oregon Library Association.

Burns, James M., 1924-

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James Milton Burns was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1924. His father worked as a logger, and Burns grew up in lumber camps. His mother died in 1930, and his father remarried to his mother's sister. After his father died in 1935, Burns was raised by his aunt and other family members. He earned a scholarship to the University of Portland, but in 1943, he left to join the Army before graduating. He served in France during World War II. After the war, he returned to the University of Portland in 1945 and graduated in 1947. He then attended the Loyola Chicago University of Law, where he earned his law degree in 1950. That same year, he and Helen Hogan were married. The new family returned to Portland, where Burns was an attorney in private practice from 1950 to 1952. He then served as district attorney for Harney County, Oregon, from 1953 to 1955. He returned to private practice in Portland from 1956 to 1966 before being appointed to the Multnomah County Circuit Court in 1966. He served on that bench until 1972, when he was nominated by President Richard Nixon to the U.S. District Court of Oregon. He served as chief judge from 1979 to 1984, and took senior status in 1989, after which he lived in Wilsonville, Oregon, until his death in 2001.

Khan, Nawid G., 2000-

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Nawid G. Khan was born in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan in 2000. His father worked in the United States to provide for the family. As a child, Khan witnessed the violence of the war in Afghanistan, including the bombing of his school by the Taliban in 2012. In 2016, his father brought him to the United States to continue his education, and he settled in Portland, Oregon. He attended Benson High School and Woodrow Wilson High School in Portland, then Yale University.

Kakad, Prashant (Prashant Ashok), 1982-

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Prashant Ashok Kakad was born in Nasik, India, in 1982. His father was an officer in India's Air Force, but switched careers in the mid-1990s to become a police officer in Bombay. Prashant Kakad graduated from high school in Bombay in 1999, and then attended the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai. He came to the United States in 2003 to attend Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He earned a master of science degree in polymer science in 2006, and then worked for Intel in Hillsboro, Oregon. He left Intel in 2009 to pursue a career in music. In 2010, he founded Jai Ho! Dance Party and Bollywood Dreams Entertainment. In 2020, he and Snehal Bodke were married.

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