Willard B. Spalding (1904-1981)
by Ulrich H. Hardt
A nationally recognized and respected educator, Willard B. Spalding held two key positions in Oregon during critical times: superintendent of Portland schools at the end ...
Will Daly (1869-1924)
by Shawn Daley
But for the dubious interference of the Oregonian, City Councilman Will Daly may have had the distinction of being Portland’s longest-serving mayor. Daly’s campaign to ...
William A. Langille (1868-1956)
by Stephen R. Mark
While some have called William A. Langille the father of forestry in Alaska, his name remains more firmly linked with Oregon. A native of Nova Scotia ...
William B. Smullin (1907-1995)
by Ronald Kramer
William Brothers Smullin pioneered the first television stations in southern Oregon and northern California, building them into a broad, regional media presence that helped shape numerous communities.
Born in ...
William Byrd Festival
by Virginia Hancock
The William Byrd Festival began as the brainchild of two men: Dean Applegate, founder and director of Cantores in Ecclesia (a Portland choir established in ...
William Clark (1770-1838)
by William L. Lang
William Clark is indelibly connected to Oregon in many ways, some obvious and direct, such as his co-leadership of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in ...