William S. Ladd (1826-1893)
by Jewel Lansing
At age twenty-seven, William Sargent Ladd was the youngest mayor to ever serve in Portland. Ladd is best known, however, for his business acumen, his ...
William Stafford (1914-1993)
by Paul Merchant
William Stafford, one of America’s most widely read poets, was born in Hutchinson, Kansas, in 1914 to Ruby and Earl Ingersoll Stafford, the first of ...
Willie Mae Young Hart (1915-2017)
by Heather Burmeister
In addition to the community organizing that characterized so many of her contemporaries, Willie Mae Young Hart made a habit of breaking the color line ...
Willis Hawley (1864-1941)
by Luke Carlson
Republican Willis Chatman Hawley represented the 1st Congressional District in northwest Oregon from March 1907 to March 1933. As chair of the House Ways and ...
Wilson Price Hunt (1783-1842)
by E.W. Giesecke
In 1809, John Jacob Astor selected Wilson Price Hunt to be his St. Louis agent for a new enterprise—the Pacific Fur Company—and to lead an ...
Winona LaDuke (1959-)
by Mary Jane Cedar-Face
Winona LaDuke (Mississippi Band of Anishinaabe Indians) is an internationally respected Native American environmental leader, author, politician, and economist. She is best known for her ...
by E.W. Giesecke
The first house built by non-Natives In Oregon Country that was intended to be permanent was built on the south shore of the Columbia River in June ...
Woman Suffrage in Oregon
by Kimberly Jensen
The campaign to achieve voting rights (also called suffrage or the franchise) for Oregon women from 1870 to 1912 is part of a broad and ...
Women's Land Army
by Kathy Tucker
In 1942, after many men in Oregon had left the workforce to fight in World War II, thousands of women joined a different kind of ...