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Republican Vic Atiyeh passes away

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Atiyeh guided Oregon through the deep recession of the early 1980s; he died of kidney failure at the age of 91.

He was the first state leader to court Asian business, earning him the nickname "Trader Vic" and laying the groundwork for a modern Oregon economy that relies heavily on international trade.

Atiyeh often reminded his staff: "It's amazing how much you can get done if you don't care who takes credit for it." Nonetheless, his fellow Republicans and Democrats alike credit him as a man who helped change the face of Oregon.

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0 #1 RE: Republican Vic Atiyeh passes awayGuest 2014-07-22 00:01:38
Governor Atiyeh was a true gentleman and one of our best governors. Current Republicans could learn a lot by studying his bipartisan methods, which were highly effective at a time when Oregon needed strong leadership.
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0 #2 Vic AtiyehGuest 2014-07-22 15:30:17
Both Republicans and Democrats can learn something from Vic Atiyeh...
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+1 #3 Atiyeh's SuccessGuest 2014-07-22 18:25:25
Interesting that only Republicans could learn from Gov Atiyeh's bi partisan methods? Would be rather nice if Democrats were also interested in working with the other parties. Gov Atiyeh's success was NOT bi-partisanship but in having a vision for Oregon's future and working tirelessly to promote the interests of Oregonians in general. We want jobs, thriving communities, and opportunities. His tax reform is what brought the Silicon Forest into being. We need more like him
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