Paul Pavlich was chair of the History and Political Science Department and pre-law adviser at Southern Oregon University where he was a colleague of Les AuCoin. He has a B.A. in Government from the College of William and Mary, an M.A. in Political Science from UNLV, and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to teaching at SOU, he practiced law in Portland with Miller, Nash, Wiener, Hager and Carlsen and had a brief career in the NFL as a tight end for the Cleveland Browns.
Les AuCoin (1942-)
Leslie "Les" AuCoin broke a Republican monopoly on Oregon’s First Congressional District in 1974 when he became the first Democrat since statehood to win the seat. AuCoin served nine terms in the U.S. House (1975-1993). He was eighty-fourth in seniority, dean of the Oregon delegation, a whip-at-large, and member of …