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Besant, Linda

  • Person

Besant, raised in Denver, CO, came out as a lesbian (in her early 30s) while working as a ski patroller on Mt. Hood. She was an early member of the lesbian band, The Dyketones and is a co-founder of Women In The Wilderness (aka Keep Listening), a women's outdoor group.

Lewis, April D.

  • Person

April Lewis has spent the majority of her life in Portland, Oregon, and has paid close attention to the evolution of the city’s LGBT communities.

Weller, Jerry

  • Person
  • 1948-

Jerry Weller (b. 1948) is a gay and civil right’s political activist. Over the past several decades Jerry has been fundamental in initiating several organizations and has served on numerous boards and committees on both the local and national level.

Lockert, Laurie

  • Person

Lockert, a Portland area native, studied psychology at Portland State University and has worked in the field of health services.

Cohn, Sally H.

  • Person
  • 1934-

Sally Cohn was born in Portland, Oregon, Sept. 26, 1934, and grew up in Heppner, in eastern Oregon. She attended Lewis and Clark College in Portland as a history major.

Retzlaff, Herbert

  • Person
  • 1903-1999

Inflation in post-war Germany drove Herbert Retzlaff (1903-1999) to seek employment abroad, ultimately landing him in Portland, Oregon in 1924. During the Depression he worked towards a CPA, and began his career as an accountant, and later right-hand man, for Fred Meyer in 1939.

Calkins, Windsor, 1910-1989

  • Person
  • 1910-1989

Windsor Calkins was born in Eugene, Oregon, in 1910. He met Doris Helen Patterson while in junior high school and they married in 1932. That same year, he graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law. He practiced law in Eugene for 12 years, from 1932 to 1944. He was president of the Lane County Bar Association in 1940, as well as a member of the Eugene City Health Board from 1943 to 1944. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served in the Mediterranean until the end of the European conflict in World War II, then the Philippines until the end of the war. He was a part of the occupying force in Japan until his discharge in 1946. Upon his return to Oregon, he served as counsel for the Eugene Water and Electric Board. He was appointed to the senior advisory board for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1985. He died in 1989.

McDonald, James, 1899-1989

  • Person
  • 1899-1989

Sir James McDonald was born in Scotland in 1899. He joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1917, serving as a gunner in the Bristol Fighters during World War I. After the war, he immigrated to Canada and worked on farms in Alberta and Saskatchewan. He came to San Francisco, California, in the early 1920s and became a timber inspector. In 1926, he relocated to Portland, Oregon, and began a lumber export business. He was appointed British Consul for Oregon in 1938. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1967. He died in 1989.

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