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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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William James (Jack) McLarty (1919-2011) by Roger Hull

William James “Jack” McLarty, one of Oregon’s veteran modern painters, was born in 1919 in Seattle but grew up in downtown Portland, helping his parents ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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William Overton 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 ...

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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 ...

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