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Oregon Lawmakers Remember Frohnmayer

Former Oregon Attorney General and University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer died Monday night.
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Former Oregon Attorney General and University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer died Monday night.

Former Oregon Attorney General and University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer died Monday night.

House Speaker Tina Kotek made the announcement.

“If we could take a moment of silence to remember former Attorney General Dave Frohnmayer,” she said.

And then three lawmakers stood up and had a few comments to make about Dave Frohnmayer. All three lawmakers talked about Frohnmayer’s dedication and public service. They talked about his ability to bridge divides between different parties and people with different points of view.

And one lawmaker even talked about the former attorney general’s sense of humor. He called Frohnmayer one of the funniest politicians he’s ever met.”

Frohnmayer was U of O president for 15 years and was attorney general for a decade.

Copyright 2015 Northwest News Network

Chris Lehman covers the Oregon state capitol for JPR as part of the Northwest News Network, a group of 12 Northwest public radio organizations which collaborate on regional news coverage. Chris graduated from Temple University with a journalism degree in 1997. He began his career producing arts features for Red River Public Radio in Shreveport, Louisiana and has been a reporter/announcer for NPR station WNIJ in DeKalb, Illinois. Chris has also reported from overseas, filing stories from Iraq, Burkina Faso, El Salvador, Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe and Uganda.
Chris Lehman
Chris Lehman graduated from Temple University with a journalism degree in 1997. He landed his first job less than a month later, producing arts stories for Red River Public Radio in Shreveport, Louisiana. Three years later he headed north to DeKalb, Illinois, where he worked as a reporter and announcer for NPR–affiliate WNIJ–FM. In 2006 he headed west to become the Salem Correspondent for the Northwest News Network.