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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 …

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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 …

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William A. Hilliard (1927-2017) by David Sarasohn

William A. Hilliard was the first African American editor of the Oregonian and one of the few to serve as the editor of a …

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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, …

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William Bernard Milbury (1872-1916) by Greg Walter

William Bernard Milbury was the first federal forest ranger in western Curry and southwest Coos Counties when he was hired to work the Port Orford …

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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 Kane, …

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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 …

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William Cameron McKay (1824-1893) by Henry Zenk

Dr. William Cameron McKay [mə kī´] lived his entire life on the lower and middle Columbia River, save for five years spent pursuing an education …

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William Christmas Knighton (1867-1938) by Ann M. Nicgorski

William Christmas Knighton, a prolific and innovative architect, served as Oregon’s first and only State Architect from 1911 to 1915. His career spanned fifty years, …

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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 …

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