George H. Bell was reared in Klamath Falls. After service in the U.S. Navy, he earned a B.A. and an M.A. in English from the University of Oregon. His career was in journalism, higher education, and state government. He was Oregon's Assistant Secretary of State during Tom McCall's two terms as governor. His op-ed pieces and feature stories have been published in many Northwest newspapers and magazines. He passed away in December 2015.
Anthony Yturri (1914–1999)
Anthony "Tony" Yturri, the son of Basque immigrants, served sixteen years in the Oregon Senate representing District 21, which comprised Grant, Harney, and Malheur Counties. When he died at the age of eighty-four, his Senate colleagues passed a memorial resolution that called him a "great orator" and spoke of his …
Joseph Ted Hallock (1921-2006)
Ted Hallock, by any measure, was a man of astonishing talent and scope, achieving prominence as a hero of World War II, a state senator and debater, a musician and jazz band leader, an award-winning radio personality, a successful public relations executive, and a political leader who was instrumental in …