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Governor Victor Atiyeh Oral History: Tape 29, Side 2


Governor Victor Atiyeh Oral History: Tape 29, Side 2


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: Energy concerns: taxes on oil extraction and a ban on shutoffs of heat and electricity during winter months; bills that were not passed as Governor, early 1980s; seatbelt law and an increase in highway speed limits; personal stance on abortions early 1980s; methods of capital punishment early 1980s; discrimination against homosexuals early 1980s; minority affairs: Commission of the Status of Black and Hispanic affairs; attempted removal of the ban against self-serve gas pumps; reducing the drinking age from 21 to 19.


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 29, Side 2,” Pacific University Archives Exhibits, accessed February 22, 2018,

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