William Green T'Vault (1806-1869)
by Jeff LaLande
William Green T’Vault had a wide-ranging career in early Oregon. A truculent and controversial political figure during the territorial and Civil War periods, T'Vault ...
William G. Steel (1854-1934)
by Stephen R. Mark
Born in Ohio on September 7, 1854, William Gladstone Steel was raised in an abolitionist family that provided refuge for escaped slaves on the ...
William Hanley (1861-1935)
by Marjorie Thelen
William Hanley, who was known as the Sage of Harney Valley, was born on February 8, 1861, in Jacksonville, Oregon, then called the Rogue River ...
William H. Kinross (1846-1913)
by Thomas M. Hard
William H. Kinross conducted Oregon’s earliest performances of symphonic choral music, skillfully leading local talent in great oratorios and classical orchestral works.
Born on December ...
William L. Finley (1876-1953)
by Oliver Tatom
Oregon's birds have had few better friends than William Lovell Finley. As a biologist, photographer, writer, filmmaker, and public official, Finley spent his life ...
William McClendon (1915-1996)
by Stan Fonseca
William McClendon was a writer, journalist, intellectual, activist, and jazz musician who was a prominent member of Portland’s civil rights community from 1938 until his ...
William O. Douglas (1898-1980)
by Adam M. Sowards
Although he hailed from the State of Washington, William O. Douglas represented the greater Pacific Northwest on the national stage as a U.S. Supreme ...
by Susan Badger Doyle
William P. Overton was in Oregon fewer than three years, yet he made a mark on Oregon history. In May 1841, Overton and others from ...
William Packwood (1832-1917)
by Gary Dielman
William Henderson Packwood holds a unique place in Oregon history as the youngest participant of Oregon's Constitutional Convention of 1857. This mostly self-educated pioneer became ...