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Governor Victor Atiyeh Oral History: Tape 45, Side 1


Governor Victor Atiyeh Oral History: Tape 45, 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: Timber, agriculture, and tourism as economic base in Oregon, mid 1980s; diversifying Oregon's economy while Governor; thoughts on federal military bases in Oregon, mid 1980s; comparing taxes in Oregon and Washington; competition with Washington over manufacturing companies, mid 1980s; legislative politics in Oregon, early 1990s; working with Vera Katz and John Kitzhaber in 1985 legislative session; establishment of a Columbia River Gorge Commission, 1980s.


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 45, Side 1,” Pacific University Archives Exhibits, accessed February 22, 2018,

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