James H. Hitchman

James H. Hitchman was born in 1932 in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Willamette University with a BA in history and the University of California, Berkeley, with the MA and PhD in history. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He taught at Portland State University where he won an outstanding teaching award. At Western Washington University, he served as dean of students and professor of history. He held a Fulbright lectureship at the University of Mysore, India, and has published on the U.S. and Cuba, colleges in Oregon and Washington, and Pacific Coast maritime history. He died in 2015.

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  • Henry Davidson Sheldon (1874-1948)

    Henry Davidson Sheldon, professor of education and history and dean of the School of Education at the University of Oregon, was a leader in the development of public high schools in the state. He was a progressive in his educational and political views, and was dedicated to teaching the history …

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  • Port of Toledo

    In 1910, leaders in Toledo, Oregon, obtained voters' permission to form a port district, as allowed by a state law passed in 1909. Ports could tax, borrow, buy, lease, and operate property in order to promote business and obtain public access to waterways. The governor appointed the first five commissioners; …

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