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Baker, John E.

  • Person

John Baker was a member of Right To Privacy – a gay rights organization that formed in Portland, Oregon around 1982.

Ballou, Monte

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  • Person
  • 1902-1991

Monte Ballou (Ralph Hosea Ballou) was born 1902 July 21 in Waterport, New York. His family moved to Oregon in 1911. He developed an interest in music at an early age, particularly jazz music. He played mandolin, banjo and guitar. He was part of the Castle Jazz Band which recorded two LPs in 1957 and 1959. The band was part of the West Coast revival of traditional jazz.

Barchus, Agnes, 1893-1983

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  • Person
  • 1893-1983

Agnes J. Barchus was born in 1893. She was the first woman minutes clerk in the Oregon State Legislature, beginning in 1927. She also wrote a biography of her mother, Oregon artist Eliza R. Barchus. She died in 1983.

Barrows, David S. (David Stow), 1935-2014

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David Stow Barrows was born in Wisconsin in 1935. His family moved to California in early 1940s, and then to Washington, D.C., after the end of World War II. He attended Willamette University, where his advisor was State Senator Mark Hatfield. Hatfield got Barrows a job as a page in the Oregon House of Representatives, which led him to pursue a career as a lobbyist. He married Pat Gilmore in 1960, his last year of law school; they later had two children. After graduating, he practiced law while working toward his goal of becoming a full-time lobbyist. He subsequently became a lobbyist for the Oregon Savings and Loan League. Barrows died in 2014.

Barry, Louise Van Houten

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  • 1896-1986

Phyllis Louise Van Houten Barry, nee Gallien (1896-1986) was born in Portland, Oregon. She was a niece of Henry and Georgiana Pittock.

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