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Victor G. Atiyeh
Atiyeh in May 2012.
|32nd Governor of Oregon|
January 8, 1979 – January 12, 1987
|Preceded by||Robert Straub|
|Succeeded by||Neil Goldschmidt|
Victor George Atiyeh
February 20, 1923
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
|Died||July 20, 2014
Beaverton, Oregon, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Oregon|
Victor George "Vic" Atiyeh (February 20, 1923 – July 20, 2014) was an American politician. He was the 32nd Governor of Oregon from 1979 until 1987. He was a member of the Republican Party. He was the first elected governor of Arab descent in the United States. He was re-elected against future governor Ted Kulongoski with 61.6 percent of the vote in 1982, the biggest margin in 32 years.
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