Governor Victor Atiyeh Oral History: Tape 2, Side 1


Governor Victor Atiyeh Oral History: Tape 2, 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: Attending Washington High School in Portland late 1930s; playing football and other sports; being recruited by the Green Bay Packers; meeting his wife Dolores in high school; his early perceptions of racial inequality; the moment he heard about the bombing of Pearl Harbor; the beginning of World War II; trying to volunteer for the military but being discharged for an injury; attending college at the University of Oregon early 1940s.


Atiyeh, Victor

Is Part Of

Governor Victor Atiyeh Collection: Oral History recordings




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


Hansen, Clark