Richard Sanders was a Portland-based writer and editor who left a career in national educational publishing to return to Oregon in 1977 to work as speechwriter for Governor Bob Straub. He wrote Government in Oregon, a high school text, and Glimpses from the Past: The Housing Authority of Portland, Fifty Years of Building a Better Community, and edited several personal memoirs. He wrote a pictorial history of Portland State. He passed in 2009.
Housing Authority of Portland
The Housing Authority of Portland was created in 1941 in response to the urgency of war preparations and the needs of the thousands of people who moved to Portland to help build ships for the military and work in other war-related industries. The need for housing for workers became apparent …