Katz, Vera, 1933-2017

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Katz, Vera, 1933-2017

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  • Pistrak, Vera, 1933-2017

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1933-2017

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Vera Katz was born Vera Pistrak in 1933 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Her family moved to the United States during World War II, where she grew up in New York. After moving to Portland, Oregon in 1962, she embarked upon a political career. She served in the Oregon House of Representatives, representing Portland and Multnomah County, from 1972 to 1990, where she became the first woman Speaker of the House in 1985. She then served as Portland Mayor from 1993-2005.

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