William Corbin (1916-1999)
by Ulrich H. Hardt
William Corbin McGraw and Eloise Jarvis McGraw, husband and wife, were award-winning Oregon authors of children and young adult books.
Corbin was born in Des ...
William Cusick (1842-1922)
by Rhoda Love
William Cusick was a Northwest pioneer botanist who contributed enormously to the early knowledge of Oregon's flora. Cusick's particular area of exploration was ...
William Everson (1910-1994)
by Tim Barnes
William Oliver Everson, a prominent poet in the San Francisco Renaissance, was also a master printer, Dominican lay brother, literary scholar, riveting speaker, and dynamic ...
William Givler (1908-2000)
by Roger Hull
William Givler was an artist and educator who joined the faculty of the Museum Art School (now Pacific Northwest College of Art) in Portland in ...
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 ...