Victor George Atiyeh, governor of Oregon from 1979 to 1987, was the first Arab American governor in the United States.
Gerry Thompson became Gov. Vic Atiyeh’s chief of staff during his second term in office; the first woman to hold that post in Oregon.
Often working behind the scenes in Oregon politics, Janet McLennan made important contributions to the state’s natural preservation.
Potter helped place the Oregon State Capitol on the National Register in time for its centennial anniversary in 1988.
Richard Munn served as one of Oregon’s key economists and revenue experts from the 1970s through the mid-1990s.
Mary Beth Herkert worked in the Oregon State Archives from 1985-2019, helping bring the archives online and become more publicly accessible.