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Governor Victor Atiyeh Oral History: Tape 16, Side 1


Governor Victor Atiyeh Oral History: Tape 16, Side 1


Victor Atiyeh served as governor of Oregon from 1979-1987. This is one part of an oral history interview that was originally recorded on over 60 cassette tapes by the Oregon Historical Society. It is accompanied by a typed transcript. This portion covers: Inflation rates, late 1970s through early 1980s; debate regarding fishing licenses fess, 1973; Oregon Native Americans versus commercial fishing rights, 1973; bill forcing state agencies to make records public, 1973; bill extending Port of Portland to Clackamas and Washington Counties, 1973; spending limits by candidates on campaigns, 1973; failed bill that replaced public utility commissioner with a 3 member commission, 1973; how Oregon utilities operate, early 1990s; public versus private utilities, early 1990s; Atiyeh's experiences with lobbyists; credibility of Oregon legislators, early 1990s; increasing size of Court of Appeals, mid 1970s.


Atiyeh, Victor




The original recording and transcript of this oral history are in collection SR 1135, Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library

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Governor Victor Atiyeh Collection: Oral History recordings




Hansen, Clark


Atiyeh, Victor, “Governor Victor Atiyeh Oral History: Tape 16, Side 1,” Pacific University Archives Exhibits, accessed April 19, 2018,

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