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Jones, Richard H. (Richard Hutton), 1914-1998

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  • 1914-1998

Richard Hutton Jones was born in Rye, Colorado, in 1914. He attended the University of Northern Colorado, earning a bachelor's degree in 1934 and a master's degree in 1937. In 1935, he and Alyce Decker were married. He taught history at Stanford College from 1938 until 1941, when he began teaching at Reed College. He taught at Reed until 1982, specializing in medieval and constitutional history. He continued his education later in life, earning a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1947 and an doctor of laws degree from Reed College in 1982. He was active in Republican politics in Colorado and Oregon. He served as campaign chair for Mark Hatfield in 1958, 1966, 1978, and 1984, as well as for Tom McCall in 1964. Jones died in 1998.

Holmer, Freeman

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  • 1917-2009

Adolph Freeman Holmer was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1917. He graduated from high school in Fargo, North Dakota. He attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, and earned a bachelor's degree in history and political science in 1939. He then came to Eugene, Oregon, where his family had moved some years earlier, and he studied at the University of Oregon. While a graduate student, he met Marcia Kathleen (her surname prior to marriage is unknown). They married in 1942 and later had two children. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After his discharge in 1945, he completed his master's degree at the University of Oregon in 1946, then pursued a doctorate at Columbia University in New York City, but never completed his dissertation. Instead, he returned to Eugene in 1949 to accept a position as professor of political science at Willamette University, where he taught until 1959. It was during his tenure at Willamette that he met Mark Hatfield. Holmer held numerous governmental positions in Oregon, including director of elections from 1957 to 1959 and director of the Department of Finance and Administration from 1959 to 1966. He was also Wisconsin's director of environmental protection from 1966 to 1968. He then returned to Oregon, where he served as vice chancellor of the state System of Higher Education, based in Eugene. He served on the Eugene City Council from 1983 to 1991. He died in 2009.

Hicks, Loren D. (Loren DeGuire), 1919-2014

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Loren DeGuire Hicks was born in Salem, Oregon, in 1919. He attended Willamette University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1942. He was then drafted into the U.S. Army, and he operated hospitals in England and Scotland during World War II. While serving in Scotland, he met Muriel Thomson, and they married in 1947. They later had three children. After Hicks' discharge in 1946, he returned to Willamette University and earned his law degree in 1949. He practiced law in Salem from 1949 to 1957, then served as assistant attorney general from 1957 to 1959, while Mark Hatfield was Oregon secretary of state. After that, until 1965, Hicks served as legal assistant to Hatfield during Hatfield's governorship. He also served as judge on various courts in Oregon beginning in 1960, and as state court administrator from 1972 to 1980, after which he retired. He died in 2014.

Gold, Martin B., 1947-

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  • 1947-

Martin "Marty" B. Gold was born in New York City in 1947. He grew up there and in Miami Beach, Florida, until age 17, when he began attending American University in Washington, D.C. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1968 and began a master's program, but was drafted in 1969. After his discharge from the military in 1972, he returned to American University and completed his master's of public administration in urban affairs. That same year, he began working on the staff of U.S. Senator Mark Hatfield as a legal assistant. Gold earned a law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University in 1975, while he was working for Hatfield. He later held numerous senior staff positions in the United States Senate, was a partner in Capitol Counsel's Washington, D.C., office, and was a member of the United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad.

Frank, Gerry

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  • 1923-

Gerald "Gerry" Wendell Frank was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1923. He attended Stanford University, where he enrolled in the Reserve Officer Training Program. He was called to active duty in the U.S. Army in 1943, and served in the European theater during World War II. During his Army training in California, he studied engineering at Loyola University. After his discharge in 1945, he remained in England and attended Cambridge University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in politics. After graduating, he returned to Portland and worked at the family business, the Meier & Frank department store. He opened and managed the Meier & Frank store in Salem, Oregon in 1955. After the sale of Meier & Frank in 1965, Frank became involved with Mark Hatfield's political career, eventually becoming the senator's chief of staff. In 1981, he opened a dessert shop in Salem called Gerry Frank's Konditorei. He was a longtime contributor to the Oregonian newspaper and also authored a guidebook entitled "Gerry Frank's Oregon."

Evans, Walter H., III (Walter Howard), 1941-2017

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  • 1941-2017

Walter Howard Evans, III, was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1941. He attended the University of Oregon, graduating in 1963. He then attended Willamette University College of Law. After earning his law degree in 1967, he clerked for Chief Justice William Perry of the Oregon Supreme Court. He later helped to create the Oregon Court of Appeals. He was a legislative aide, press aide, and legal counsel for U.S. Senator Mark Hatfield beginning in 1969. Evans was later an attorney at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. He died in 2017.

Dorn, Jennifer Lynn, 1950-

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Jennifer "Jenna" Lynn Dorn was born in Nebraska in 1950, and grew up in La Grande, Oregon, and Corvallis, Oregon. She moved to New Haven, Connecticut, where she worked in advertising. She was legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Mark Hatfield from 1977 to 1981. She and Dave Oldfield were married for a number of years; they divorced while she was serving on Hatfield's staff. She went on to hold several positions in the federal government, including associate deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Transportation from 1985 to 1987, and then assistant secretary for policy in the U.S. Department of Labor from 1989 to 1991.

Cook, Frank C. (Franklin Charles), 1944-

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Franklin Charles Cook was born in Pasadena, California, in 1944. He graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, in 1967. He was drafted during the Vietnam War and served in the National Guard from 1967 to 1968. He was an aide to U.S. Senator Mark Hatfield from 1969 to 1973. He was founding president of the Pacific Northwest Foundation, serving from 1988 to 1994. He continues to serve on its board.

Coe, Douglas E. (Douglas Evans), 1928-2017

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  • 1928-2017

Douglas Evans Coe was born in Medford, Oregon, in 1928. He met Janice Muyskens in high school and they married in 1953; they later had six children. Coe attended Willamette University and graduated in 1953. While at Willamette, he met Mark Hatfield, and they bonded over their shared Christian faith. Coe became an evangelical minister and was influential in American politics. He died in 2017.

Robinson, Roosevelt, 1941-2004

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  • 1941-2004

Roosevelt Robinson was born in Valdosta, Georgia, in 1941. He earned a theology degree from Southwestern Christian College in Texas before moving to Oregon in 1962. While working at the National Biscuit Company (now known as Nabisco Inc.), he met Beverlee Foreman; they married in 1963 and later had two children. Robinson also served as minister at a north Portland church and earned a sociology degree from the University of Portland in 1970. After he and Beverlee Foreman divorced that same year, Robinson gave up his plans to become a minister and instead pursued a career in law. In 1976, he graduated from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College. He spent a few years in private practice before joining the Multnomah County district attorney's office in 1978. In 1987, he was appointed to the Oregon Parole Board. In 1990, he was appointed as a Multnomah County Circuit Court judge, later winning election to that seat. He died in 2004.

Marmaduke, Don H. (Don Hall), 1926-2019

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Don Hall Marmaduke was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1926. He attended Yale University and Harvard Law School, graduating with a law degree in 1951. While in law school, he and Mary Ellen Dandy were married; they later had three children. After a year working as a law clerk in Boston, Massachusetts, Marmaduke moved his family to Oregon in 1952, where he accepted a job at the Portland law firm now known as Stoel Rives. He left Stoel Rives in 1971 to form the firm Marmaduke, Aschenbrenner, Merten & Saltveit, and in 1974, he joined Tonkon Torp LLP. He also taught classes at Northwestern College of Law. Marmaduke and Mary Ellen Dandy divorced after 22 years of marriage, and he later married Carol Cordes, with whom he had one child. He died in 2019.

Cobb, Ralph F. (Ralph Fallon), 1921-2015

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  • 1921-2015

Ralph Fallon Cobb, nee Healey, was born in 1921, and was adopted by the Cobb family in Sioux City, Iowa. He attended Yankton College in South Dakota, and served in Europe and Japan during World War II. From 1946 to 1948, he attended law school at the University of South Dakota, where he was captain of the track team and received a bachelor of laws. He was admitted to the South Dakota Bar in 1948 and the Oregon State Bar in 1949. In 1955, he formed a partnership with John Luvaas; the firm later became Luvaas, Cobb, Richards & Fraser. His practice focused on matters of litigation, both plaintiff and defense. Cobb was involved with many activities of the Oregon State Bar, including acting as chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Committee on Sections. He served on the Bar's Board of Governors and was also active in local bar activities, including serving as president of the Lane County Bar Association. He received ABOTA's Oregon Trial Lawyer of the Year Award in 1998. He also served as president or chairman of a number of local civic organizations, and was a member of the Governing Board of Sacred Heart Hospital and PeaceHealth. He also served on the United States Arbitration & Mediation of Oregon panel, was a master at the bench of the American Inns of Court, and was a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He died in 2015.

Skopil, Otto R. (Otto Richard), 1919-

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  • 1919-2012

Otto Richard Skopil was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1919. He met June Johnson while at Salem High School. They were married for 15 years, from 1940 to 1955. Skopil attended Willamette University, where he earned his bachelor of arts in economics in 1941. He enlisted in the Navy and served as a lieutenant during World War II. Afterward, he returned to Willamette and earned his bachelor of laws in 1946. Following his graduation from Willamette, he worked as a private-practice lawyer from 1946 to 1972. During his time as a trial lawyer, he hired Jan Lundy as a secretary, and they married in 1957. In 1972, he was appointed to the U.S. Circuit Court of Oregon in Portland by President Richard Nixon. Skopil served as chief judge of the Circuit Court from 1976 to 1979. He was then appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit by President Jimmy Carter, serving from 1979 to 1986, when he took senior status. He died in 2012.

Kester, Randall B., 1916-2012

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  • 1916-2012

Randall B. Kester was born in Vale, Oregon, in 1916. He grew up in Bloomington, Wisconsin, and in Ontario, Oregon. He attended Willamette University, graduating in 1937. He then attended the Columbia University Law School in New York, earning his law degree in 1940. He then returned to Oregon and practiced law at the Maguire, Shields & Morrison law firm in Portland. In October 1940, he and Rachael Woodhouse were married. He served on numerous bar committees, and became president of the Multnomah Bar Association. He participated as an amicus curiae in the case of Yasui v. United States during World War II. He served on the Oregon Supreme Court from 1957 to 1958, and became general solicitor for the Union Pacific Railroad in 1958. In 1979, he resumed partnership with Maguire, Shields, Morrison, Bailey & Kester, and became senior counsel for Union Pacific. He was active in numerous civic organizations, including the City Club, United Good Neighbors, the Oregon Symphony, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Portland Zoological Society, the World Forestry Center, and the Board of Trustees for Willamette University. He received many awards for service in the legal profession. He died in 2012.

Burnham, Carl Von Hoffman, Jr., 1939-

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  • 1939-

Carl Von Hoffman Burnham, Jr. was born in Berkeley, California, in 1939. He moved to Oregon after law school in 1964, and was an attorney with Yturri, O'Keefe, and Cox in Ontario.

O'Neil, Katherine Huff, 1938-

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Katherine Huff O'Neil was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1938. She attended Stanford University, and spent her junior year abroad at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science in 1960. She worked for the Young Republican Division of the Republican Party in Washington, D.C., until she was accepted to the Harvard University Law School. At Harvard, she met Mike O'Neil, and they married in 1961; they later had two children. After one year at Harvard, O'Neil dropped out and began raising a family. In 1964, the young family moved to Tigard, Oregon, and Mike O'Neil practiced law in Portland. Katherine Huff O'Neil worked as a correspondent for the Community Press and the Oregonian newspaper. She returned to school in 1974, studying law at Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College and graduating in 1977. In 1975, she and Mike O'Neil divorced. She practiced law in Portland, Oregon, and in 1982, she met John Paul Toby Graff when they both worked at the Schwabe law firm. Together, they formed the law firm Graff & O'Neil in 1986. O'Neil was a founding member of Oregon Women Lawyers. She served as a pro-tem judge on the Multnomah County Circuit Court, argued cases in state and federal courts as a trial and appellate lawyer, and held a seat on the American Bar Association House of Delegates. She was also chair of the Oregon lawyer representatives to the Judicial Conference of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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