Miller Duris oral history recording

Title

Miller Duris oral history recording

Description

An audio recording of an oral history of Miller Duris (March 2, 1928 - March 23, 2014), an American politician in the state of Oregon, on life during the Vietnam War. Duris was 20 years old when he moved to Hillsboro in 1948 and was in the Navy. He worked for Tektronix Incorporated in Beaverton. He was a city councilman for Hillsboro in 1968, elected mayor in 1972 and served until 1976. He was a county commissioner in Washington County in 1977, became chairman of the board, then left in 1980. Duris says that Hillsboro was not very affected by the war and that the Hillsboro Argus newspaper did not do much editorializing about the war. Duris says he did not know of any draft-dodgers in Hillsboro and notes that the My Lai massacre turned many against the war. Duris, a World War two veteran, talks about how servicemen were not treated well when they returned home from Vietnam.

Creator

Duris, Miller

Is Part Of

Century High School collection

Subject

Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American
Washington County (Or.) -- History
Duris, Miller

Place

Washington County (Or.)
Hillsboro (Or.)

Extent

1 sound cassette (34 min.)

Language

English

Identifier

WCM_OH_282

Rights

In Copyright

Source

Washington County Museum

Contributor

Louie, Corinne

Format

Audiocassettes