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Oral history interview with Don E. Clark

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  • 1994-08-30 - 1998-03-27

This oral history interview with Don E. Clark was conducted by George M. Joseph at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Oregon, from August 30, 1994 to March 27, 1998. The interview was conducted over twenty-nine sessions, and the collection includes a transcript. Tape 13 of this interview is missing, and some sections of the interview have been restricted by Clark.

In sessions 1 through 5, Clark discusses his early life and career, including working as a prison guard at San Quentin State Prison in California and then as a deputy for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. In sessions 5 and 6, he discusses his 1962 campaign for Multnomah County sheriff. In sessions 7 through 9, he continues to speak about his campaign, and then discusses serving as Multnomah County sheriff from 1962 to 1966. In sessions 10 and 11, he discusses his 1966 re-election campaign for Multnomah County sheriff and his simultaneous campaign for chair of the Multnomah County board of commissioners; serving as assistant director of the Law Enforcement Program at Portland State University from 1967 to 1968, and his 1968 campaign for position 4 on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. In sessions 12 through 15, Clark talks about serving on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners, focusing on the years from 1969 to 1974. In sessions 16 through 20, he talks about campaigning for and serving as chair of the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners from 1975 to 1979. In sessions 21 through 24, Clark discusses serving as county executive from 1979 to 1982, and his 1982 campaign for Oregon governor. In sessions 25 through 29, Clark talks about his activities since leaving office, including serving as executive director of the Burnside Consortium, now known as Central City Concern, from 1984 to 1988, and as executive director of the Housing Authority of Portland, now known as Home Forward, from 1988 to 1992.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

Oral history interview with Kernan H. Bagley

This oral history interview with Kernan H. Bagley was conducted by Brent E. Turvey from February 9 to March 17, 1993. In this interview, Bagley discusses his family background and early life on a farm near Portland, Oregon, particularly the experience of growing up black in a predominantly white area, as well as his early education and religious upbringing. He talks about the importance of role models for young African Americans, citing Multnomah County sheriff Don E. Clark as one of his own. He speaks at length about family and social values. He talks briefly about his college education; meeting his wife, Shirlene Peacher, and starting a family; and getting started in his law enforcement career. He discusses serving as a deputy Multnomah County sheriff and the discrimination he faced there. He then talks about serving as a U.S. marshal, the duties of the marshals, and the political process of his appointment to deputy U.S. marshal for the District of Oregon. He describes the popular perception of the U.S. marshals versus the reality; the process of prisoner transportation; and his thoughts on police brutality and the recent Rodney King video. He closes the interview by discussing the prison system, including its funding and effectiveness at rehabilitation.

Bagley, Kernan H., 1936-

Oral history interview with Don E. Clark [Session 29, Recording 03]

Tape 43, Side 1. In the twenty-ninth and final interview session, conducted on March 27, 1998, Clark continues to discuss serving as executive director of the Housing Authority of Portland. He continues talking about gang and drug activity at Columbia Villa and describes how the Housing Authority responded, including establishing a law enforcement presence in the neighborhood, radically changing the nature of the policing methods used, and increasing maintenance of the buildings. He talks about the positive long-term effects of the Housing Authority’s response. He closes the interview by discussing his reasons for retiring in 1992.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

Oral history interview with Don E. Clark [Session 29, Recording 02]

Tape 42, Side 2. In the twenty-ninth and final interview session, conducted on March 27, 1998, Clark continues to discuss serving as executive director of the Housing Authority of Portland. He continues talking about gang and drug activity at Columbia Villa and describes how the Housing Authority responded, including establishing a law enforcement presence in the neighborhood, radically changing the nature of the policing methods used, and increasing maintenance of the buildings. He talks about the positive long-term effects of the Housing Authority’s response. He closes the interview by discussing his reasons for retiring in 1992.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

Oral history interview with Don E. Clark [Session 28, Recording 03 & Session 29, Recording 01]

Tape 42, Side 1. In the twenty-eighth interview session, conducted on February 20, 1998, Clark continues discussing serving as executive director of the Housing Authority of Portland. He talks about people he hired, the differences between the Housing Authority and Central City Concern, and Mayor Bud Clark’s 12-point plan for Portland’s unhoused population. He describes the funding structure of the Housing Authority and the services it provided. He talks about gang and drug activity at Columbia Villa and describes how the Housing Authority responded, including people he hired. In the twenty-ninth and final interview session, conducted on March 27, 1998, Clark continues to discuss serving as executive director of the Housing Authority of Portland. He continues talking about gang and drug activity at Columbia Villa and describes how the Housing Authority responded, including establishing a law enforcement presence in the neighborhood, radically changing the nature of the policing methods used, and increasing maintenance of the buildings. He talks about the positive long-term effects of the Housing Authority’s response. He closes the interview by discussing his reasons for retiring in 1992.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

Oral history interview with Don E. Clark [Session 27, Recording 01]

Tape 40, Side 1. In the twenty-seventh interview session, conducted on February 13, 1998, Clark discusses Neil Goldschmidt's campaign for Oregon governor in 1986, shares his opinion of Goldschmidt’s governorship, and talks about serving on the Columbia River Gorge Commission. He then continues to discuss serving as executive director of the Burnside Consortium. He talks about serving as executive director of the Housing Authority of Portland, now known as Home Forward, from 1988 to 1992. He describes his agenda as executive director and the first actions he took in that position.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

Oral history interview with Don E. Clark [Session 27, Recording 02]

Tape 40, Side 2. In the twenty-seventh interview session, conducted on February 13, 1998, Clark discusses Neil Goldschmidt's campaign for Oregon governor in 1986, shares his opinion of Goldschmidt’s governorship, and talks about serving on the Columbia River Gorge Commission. He then continues to discuss serving as executive director of the Burnside Consortium. He talks about serving as executive director of the Housing Authority of Portland, now known as Home Forward, from 1988 to 1992. He describes his agenda as executive director and the first actions he took in that position.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

Oral history interview with Don E. Clark [Session 28, Recording 01]

Tape 41, Side 1. In the twenty-eighth interview session, conducted on February 20, 1998, Clark continues discussing serving as executive director of the Housing Authority of Portland. He talks about people he hired, the differences between the Housing Authority and Central City Concern, and Mayor Bud Clark’s 12-point plan for Portland’s unhoused population. He describes the funding structure of the Housing Authority and the services it provided. He talks about gang and drug activity at Columbia Villa and describes how the Housing Authority responded, including people he hired.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

Oral history interview with Don E. Clark [Session 28, Recording 02]

Tape 41, Side 2. In the twenty-eighth interview session, conducted on February 20, 1998, Clark continues discussing serving as executive director of the Housing Authority of Portland. He talks about people he hired, the differences between the Housing Authority and Central City Concern, and Mayor Bud Clark’s 12-point plan for Portland’s unhoused population. He describes the funding structure of the Housing Authority and the services it provided. He talks about gang and drug activity at Columbia Villa and describes how the Housing Authority responded, including people he hired.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

Oral history interview with Don E. Clark [Session 25, Recording 02]

Tape 38, Side 2. In the twenty-fifth interview session, conducted on October 9, 1997, Clark continues discussing his interest in helping unhoused people and talks about serving as executive director of the Burnside Consortium, which is now known as Central City Concern, from 1984 to 1988. He discusses the creation, organization, and mission of the Burnside Consortium. He speaks at length about the financial situation of the consortium at the beginning of his directorship and the steps he took to solve the issue. He describes the various programs that the Burnside Consortium administered, as well as the name change to Central City Concern.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

Oral history interview with Don E. Clark [Session 26, Recording 01]

Tape 39, Side 1. In the twenty-sixth interview session, conducted on February 2, 1998, Clark continues to discuss serving as executive director of the Burnside Consortium and Central City Concern. He also talks briefly about the Burnside Community Council and Burnside Projects, now known as Transition Projects. He speaks the Burnside Consortium’s relationship with the Portland business community and with Portland Mayor Bud Clark. He also briefly talks about the appointment of Penny Harrington as Portland police chief. He then revisits the topics of the financial situation at Central City Concern during his directorship and his successors in county government. He also talks about people he knew who worked for TriMet.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

Oral history interview with Don E. Clark [Session 26, Recording 02]

Tape 39, Side 2. In the twenty-sixth interview session, conducted on February 2, 1998, Clark continues to discuss serving as executive director of the Burnside Consortium and Central City Concern. He also talks briefly about the Burnside Community Council and Burnside Projects, now known as Transition Projects. He speaks the Burnside Consortium’s relationship with the Portland business community and with Portland Mayor Bud Clark. He also briefly talks about the appointment of Penny Harrington as Portland police chief. He then revisits the topics of the financial situation at Central City Concern during his directorship and his successors in county government. He also talks about people he knew who worked for TriMet.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

Oral history interview with Don E. Clark [Session 25, Recording 01]

Tape 38, Side 1. In the twenty-fifth interview session, conducted on October 9, 1997, Clark continues discussing his interest in helping unhoused people and talks about serving as executive director of the Burnside Consortium, which is now known as Central City Concern, from 1984 to 1988. He discusses the creation, organization, and mission of the Burnside Consortium. He speaks at length about the financial situation of the consortium at the beginning of his directorship and the steps he took to solve the issue. He describes the various programs that the Burnside Consortium administered, as well as the name change to Central City Concern.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

Oral history interview with Don E. Clark [Session 24, Recording 01]

Tape 37, Side 1. In the twenty-fourth interview session, conducted on June 24, 1997, Clark revisits the topic of his time as Multnomah County executive from 1978 to 1982. He discusses the county’s response to the eruption of Mount St. Helens in May 1980, and the controversy around water fluoridation. He then discusses working for the consulting firm now known as Cogan & Associates and talks about some of his clients. He also talks about his other activities and travels. He discusses his successors in county government, particularly Gladys McCoy, and his interest in helping people without homes.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

Oral history interview with Don E. Clark [Session 23, Recording 02]

Tape 36, Side 2. In the twenty-third interview session, conducted on June 10, 1997, Clark continues discussing his campaign for Oregon governor in 1982 and describes his defeat in the Democratic primary by Ted Kulongoski. He then describes the remaining seven months of his term as Multnomah County executive and his subsequent retirement from politics. He reflects on his accomplishments and failures.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

Oral history interview with Don E. Clark [Session 24, Recording 02]

Tape 37, Side 2. In the twenty-fourth interview session, conducted on June 24, 1997, Clark revisits the topic of his time as Multnomah County executive from 1978 to 1982. He discusses the county’s response to the eruption of Mount St. Helens in May 1980, and the controversy around water fluoridation. He then discusses working for the consulting firm now known as Cogan & Associates and talks about some of his clients. He also talks about his other activities and travels. He discusses his successors in county government, particularly Gladys McCoy, and his interest in helping people without homes.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

Oral history interview with Don E. Clark [Session 22, Recording 04]

Tape 35, Side 2. In the twenty-second interview session, conducted on May 27, 1997, Clark continues to discuss serving as county executive from 1979 to 1982. He talks about changes in the programs offered by the county, including the closure of Edgefield Manor, the opening of the Hooper Detoxification Center, and county health services. He discusses working with Portland Mayor Connie McCready, and talks about the 1980 public employee strike and the 1980 presidential election. He also talks about his work toward preserving the Columbia River Gorge, his relationship with Senator Mark Hatfield, and health care. He speaks about the change in the political environment that accompanied the Reagan administration, and discusses his campaign for Oregon governor in 1982.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

Oral history interview with Don E. Clark [Session 23, Recording 01]

Tape 36, Side 1. In the twenty-third interview session, conducted on June 10, 1997, Clark continues discussing his campaign for Oregon governor in 1982 and describes his defeat in the Democratic primary by Ted Kulongoski. He then describes the remaining seven months of his term as Multnomah County executive and his subsequent retirement from politics. He reflects on his accomplishments and failures.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

Oral history interview with Don E. Clark [Session 22, Recording 03]

Tape 35, Side 1. In the twenty-second interview session, conducted on May 27, 1997, Clark continues to discuss serving as county executive from 1979 to 1982. He talks about changes in the programs offered by the county, including the closure of Edgefield Manor, the opening of the Hooper Detoxification Center, and county health services. He discusses working with Portland Mayor Connie McCready, and talks about the 1980 public employee strike and the 1980 presidential election. He also talks about his work toward preserving the Columbia River Gorge, his relationship with Senator Mark Hatfield, and health care. He speaks about the change in the political environment that accompanied the Reagan administration, and discusses his campaign for Oregon governor in 1982.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

Oral history interview with Don E. Clark [Session 22, Recording 01]

Tape 34, Side 1. In the twenty-second interview session, conducted on May 27, 1997, Clark continues to discuss serving as county executive from 1979 to 1982. He talks about changes in the programs offered by the county, including the closure of Edgefield Manor, the opening of the Hooper Detoxification Center, and county health services. He discusses working with Portland Mayor Connie McCready, and talks about the 1980 public employee strike and the 1980 presidential election. He also talks about his work toward preserving the Columbia River Gorge, his relationship with Senator Mark Hatfield, and health care. He speaks about the change in the political environment that accompanied the Reagan administration, and discusses his campaign for Oregon governor in 1982.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

Oral history interview with Don E. Clark [Session 22, Recording 02]

Tape 34, Side 2. In the twenty-second interview session, conducted on May 27, 1997, Clark continues to discuss serving as county executive from 1979 to 1982. He talks about changes in the programs offered by the county, including the closure of Edgefield Manor, the opening of the Hooper Detoxification Center, and county health services. He discusses working with Portland Mayor Connie McCready, and talks about the 1980 public employee strike and the 1980 presidential election. He also talks about his work toward preserving the Columbia River Gorge, his relationship with Senator Mark Hatfield, and health care. He speaks about the change in the political environment that accompanied the Reagan administration, and discusses his campaign for Oregon governor in 1982.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

Oral history interview with Don E. Clark [Session 21, Recording 02]

Tape 33, Side 2. In the twenty-first interview session, conducted on March 25, 1997, Clark continues to discuss serving in county government, focusing on his time as county executive from 1979 to 1982. He talks about the members of the board during this time, the difference between the new position of county executive and the old position of chair, and budgeting issues. He revisits the topic of and speaks at length about Project Health, the countywide health-care insurance system he developed.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

Oral history interview with Don E. Clark [Session 20, Recording 03]

Tape 32, Side 1. In the twentieth interview session, conducted on March 12, 1997, Clark continues discussing serving as chair of the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners from 1975 to 1979. He talks about an effort to recall him from office, changes in the county charter, and the establishment of a charter commission. He also addresses the tension between the city of Portland and East Multnomah County regarding how tax dollars were spent. He then discusses the creation of the position of county executive in 1979. He also briefly talks about his 1978 re-election campaign. He then revisits and speaks at length on the topic of his accomplishments as board chair, including the implementation of the 911 system. He also speaks about other members of the board.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

Oral history interview with Don E. Clark [Session 20, Recording 01]

Tape 31, Side 1. In the twentieth interview session, conducted on March 12, 1997, Clark continues discussing serving as chair of the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners from 1975 to 1979. He talks about an effort to recall him from office, changes in the county charter, and the establishment of a charter commission. He also addresses the tension between the city of Portland and East Multnomah County regarding how tax dollars were spent. He then discusses the creation of the position of county executive in 1979. He also briefly talks about his 1978 re-election campaign. He then revisits and speaks at length on the topic of his accomplishments as board chair, including the implementation of the 911 system. He also speaks about other members of the board.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

Oral history interview with Don E. Clark [Session 20, Recording 02]

Tape 31, Side 2. In the twentieth interview session, conducted on March 12, 1997, Clark continues discussing serving as chair of the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners from 1975 to 1979. He talks about an effort to recall him from office, changes in the county charter, and the establishment of a charter commission. He also addresses the tension between the city of Portland and East Multnomah County regarding how tax dollars were spent. He then discusses the creation of the position of county executive in 1979. He also briefly talks about his 1978 re-election campaign. He then revisits and speaks at length on the topic of his accomplishments as board chair, including the implementation of the 911 system. He also speaks about other members of the board.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

Oral history interview with Don E. Clark [Session 21, Recording 01]

Tape 33, Side 1. In the twenty-first interview session, conducted on March 25, 1997, Clark continues to discuss serving in county government, focusing on his time as county executive from 1979 to 1982. He talks about the members of the board during this time, the difference between the new position of county executive and the old position of chair, and budgeting issues. He revisits the topic of and speaks at length about Project Health, the countywide health-care insurance system he developed.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

Oral history interview with Don E. Clark [Session 19, Recording 01]

Tape 29, Side 1. In the nineteenth interview session, conducted on November 12, 1996, Clark continues to discuss serving as chair of the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners from 1975 to 1979. He talks about his agenda as chair and the challenges he faced, particularly regarding health care and land use. He discusses working with the Portland City Council and the other city governments within Multnomah County, the county’s financial status, and his relationship with the press. He also revisits the topic of his political opposition. He talks about people from whom he sought advice.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

Oral history interview with Don E. Clark [Session 19, Recording 02]

Tape 29, Side 2. In the nineteenth interview session, conducted on November 12, 1996, Clark continues to discuss serving as chair of the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners from 1975 to 1979. He talks about his agenda as chair and the challenges he faced, particularly regarding health care and land use. He discusses working with the Portland City Council and the other city governments within Multnomah County, the county’s financial status, and his relationship with the press. He also revisits the topic of his political opposition. He talks about people from whom he sought advice.

Clark, Don E. (Donald Edward), 1933-

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