Nuture, Protect & Respect…

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The son of Syrian immigrants, Governor Victor G Atiyeh, served from 1979 to 1987.

He was the first elected governor of Arab descent in the United States.

“After many years as a successful businessman, Victor Atiyeh also served 20 years in the Oregon Legislature and was elected Governor of Oregon from 1979 to 1987.  During his service he established trading ties with Asia, led Oregon through a severe recession and even cut his own salary to help balance the budget.”  Wikipedia

 

 

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