Monday, July 25, 2011

Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh - 1979 - 1987, Oregon's Last Republican Governor

Victor G. Atiyeh served as Oregon's governor from January 8, 1979 to January 12, 1987.
Atiyeh was born on February 20, 1923 in Portland, Oregon. After attending the University of Oregon in Eugene for two years, Atiyeh joined Atiyeh Brothers, the Portland rug and carpet firm his father had established at the turn of the century. Atiyeh was actively involved with the Boy Scouts, where he holds the highest council and regional adult leadership awards. He served in the Oregon Legislature representing Washington County as a member of the Oregon House of Representaives from 1959 to 1964 and as a state senator from 1965 to 1978.

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