Jim Moore

Jim Moore teaches political science at Pacific University where he is the director of the Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation. Moore’s political analysis is used by media outlets across the Pacific Northwest. He is writing a biography of Vic Atiyeh.

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  • Clay Myers Jr. (1927–2004)

    Clay Myers served as Oregon Secretary of State from 1967 to 1977 and as state treasurer from 1977 to 1984. His more than seventeen years as an Oregon constitutional officer stand as a record for a member of the State Land Board, which is comprised of the governor, secretary of …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Edwin J. Peterson (1930–2023)

    Edwin J. Peterson served on the Oregon Supreme Court from 1979 to 1993 and was chief justice from 1983 to 1991. He presided over the implementation of large-scale reforms in the Oregon judiciary, serving as the first chief justice with central administrative authority over the system. These reforms resulted in …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • F. F. "Monte" Montgomery (1924–2016)

    F. F. “Monte” Montgomery served in the Oregon House from 1959 to 1969 and was the first Speaker to serve two terms since 1913. He was a leader of the more establishment wing of the Republican Party during the rise to the governorship of the progressive Tom McCall. After …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Robert Freeman Smith (1931–2020)

    Bob Smith was a Republican who served in the U.S. Congress, representing Oregon’s Second District from 1983 to 1995 and from 1997 to 1999. He sat in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1961 to 1973, serving as Speaker in the 1969 and 1971 sessions, and was in the Oregon …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Victor Atiyeh (1923-2014 )

    Victor George Atiyeh was governor of Oregon from 1979 to 1987. The first Arab American governor in the United States, he became known as Trader Vic as he worked to bring international investment to the state. During his time in office, he dealt with the Rajneeshees in central Oregon in …

    Oregon Encyclopedia