Dale E. Soden

Dale Soden currently is a Professor of History at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. He received his undergraduate degree in history from Pacific Lutheran University and his Masters and Ph.D. from the University of Washington in American Intellectual History. He has taught at Whitworth since 1985 after teaching at both Oklahoma Baptist University and Pacific Lutheran. He has published numerous articles on the history of the Pacific Northwest as well as the biography The Reverend Mark Matthews: Activist in the Progressive Era (University of Washington Press, 2001), and Historic Photos of Washington State (Turner Publishing, 2008).

Author's Entries

  • Jason Lee (1803-1845)

    Few names in the history of early nineteenth-century Oregon are better known than that of Jason Lee. As the first Protestant Christian missionary to the Pacific Northwest, Lee exemplified the effort to convert northwestern Indians to Christianity and assimilate them into Western culture. Lee also played an important role in …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Thomas Lamb Eliot (1841-1936)

    Thomas Lamb Eliot was one of the most influential clergymen in the history of Oregon. He is an excellent example of the Social Gospel movement in the Pacific Northwest; as a result, he wielded significant influence on Portland civic and social life. Eliot is a good reminder that although the …

    Oregon Encyclopedia