About this Focus
The Gubernatorial History in Oregon Focus pages provides biographical information and related links about Oregon’s Governors since 1959. Each governor's biography lists major administrative accomplishments and provides links to additional information and specific documents related to the governor’s legislation. The Gubernatorial History pages originally were a product of the Oregon Historical Society’s and the Oregon Public Broadcasting’s program, Governor’s Day. On February 14, 2002 three of Oregon’s living Governors came together for a historic event. Governors Mark O. Hatfield (1959-1967), Victor G. Atiyeh (1979-1987), and Barbara Roberts (1991-1995) met with twenty of Oregon’s brightest students to dialogue about Oregon’s past, present, and future, about the significant events in each Governor’s administration, and about education-related concerns. The event was a powerful learning experience for both the students and the Governors.