Boivin, Harry D. (Harry Dolan), 1904-1999

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Boivin, Harry D. (Harry Dolan), 1904-1999

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Harry Dolan Boivin was born in Ashland, Oregon, in 1904. In 1906, his family moved to Klamath Falls, Oregon, where he lived for much of the rest of his life. He attended Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California, where he earned both a bachelor's degree and a law degree. In 1923, he began practicing law in Klamath Falls, first with Claude McColloch, then by himself. In 1934, he and Vivian Irene McCauley were married; they had one child. Boivin, a conservative Democrat, represented Klamath County in Oregon House of Representatives from 1935 to 1942, serving as speaker for the 1937 session. At the time, he was the youngest speaker in Oregon history. He served in the Oregon Senate from 1955 to 1972, including two terms as president of the Senate from 1961 to 1966. After leaving the Legislature, he returned to his law practice in Klamath Falls. After Vivian died in 1985, he married Ruth S. Padgett the next year. He died in 1999.


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