Oral History, Tape 49, Side 1


Oral History, Tape 49, 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: Natural disasters during tenure as Governor; number of vetos compared to other Oregon Governors, Oswald West; bills vetoed during 1985 Legislative session: quelling riots, fair pay to underaged people, Oregon State Lottery; conflicts with Oregon budget; legislative versus executive branches; legality of vetoing, mid-1980s; lobbyist influence on Atiyeh’s vetoing, mid-1980s; Legislature and confirmation of executive appointments; conflict between Atiyeh and Legislature on a Governor airplane; Secretary of State’s audit performances in government agencies, mid-1980s.


Atiyeh, Victor

Is Part Of

Governor Victor Atiyeh Collection: Oral History recordings




Hansen, Clark