Portland ,Oregon Two term Governor Victor Atiyeh has died. He was admitted to St. Vincent Hospital Saturday. He complained of shortness of breath. The Governor was already recovering from a fall where he had broken several ribs. He passed away just after eight last night surrounded by his family.
Atiyeh was Oregon’s thirty-second governor . He guided the state through the deep recession of the early 80’s. He served from 1979 through 1987. Governor John Kitzhaber said in a statement , “I’m deeply saddened by his passing, calling Atiyeh a great Oregonian, historic governor, and a remarkable human being.” Vic Atiyeh was 91 year old.