David Loftus

David J. Loftus was born in Eugene, the oldest son of Donald and Mitzi Loftus. He graduated from Marshfield High School in Coos Bay, and from Harvard College with a bachelor’s in English. Loftus was a reporter for the Roseburg News-Review for three years, and is the author of three books. Currently he is an actor and free-lance writer in Portland, where he lives with his wife, Carole Barkley.

Author's Entries

  • Alberto Salazar (1958 - )

    A charismatic distance runner who set one world and six United States records during his career, Alberto Salazar remained active in the sport as a coach with the Nike Oregon Project for much of his career. In that position, he trained Olympic-caliber athletes such as Galen Rupp, Joaquin Chapa, Kara …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Rast Brewery

    The inaugural issue of the Roseburg Ensign, on April 30, 1867, advertised “Lager Beer, Apple Brandy, Peach Brandy, Whiskey, Cider, Etc., Etc.,” sold by one of the earliest businesses in town, the Mehl and Rast Brewery. Gottlieb Mehl had started the business in the 1850s after filing a Donation …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Russell Sadler (1942-)

    For more than thirty years, Russell Sadler’s commentaries were heard on radio and television stations across Oregon, southwest Washington, and northern California. His weekly columns appeared in many regional newspapers, including the Portland Oregonian, the Eugene Register-Guard, and the Medford Mail-Tribune, and occasionally were reprinted in the …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Rutherford B. Hayes's visit to Oregon, 1880

    In September and October 1880, Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893) became the first sitting United States president to visit Oregon. Four years earlier, Hayes had accepted the Republican Party nomination with a promise not to run for a second term. Hayes lost the national popular vote by more than 250,000 to …

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