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Governor Vic Atiyeh Dies

Written by Rosemary Reynolds on July 21, 2014

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.

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