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

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