June 21, 1984

The President today announced his intention to appoint Victor George Atiyeh, Governor of Oregon, to be a member of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation for the remainder of the term expiring June 10, 1985. He will succeed Gov. Joseph Garrahy.

He has been Governor of Oregon since 1979. Previously, he was president of Atiyeh Brothers, Inc., in Portland, OR; a member of the Oregon Senate in 1965 - 1978, serving as minority leader in 1971 - 1978; and a member of the Oregon House of Representatives in 1959 - 1965. He is past director of Equitable Savings & Loan and past president of the Columbia-Pacific Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Governor Atiyeh attended the University of Oregon. He is married, has two children, and resides in Salem, OR. He was born February 20, 1923, in Portland, OR.