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  Duncan, Robert B.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameRobert B. Duncan
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Gresham, Oregon , United States
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Born December 04, 1920
DiedApril 29, 2011 (90 years)
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Last ModifedDavid
Dec 04, 2019 06:51am
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InfoFull name: Robert Blackford Duncan

born in Normal, McLean County, Ill., December 4, 1920; was raised in Bloomington, Ill., and attended public schools there; served in the Merchant Marine; worked in the placer gold fields of Alaska, with a seed corn company in Illinois, and with a bank in Chicago; student at University of Alaska at College, Alaska, in 1939 and 1940; graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University at Bloomington, B.A., 1942; took University of California correspondence courses in 1940; graduated from University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, LL.B., 1948; served in the United States Naval Air Force, 1942-1945, and retired as a lieutenant commander in the Naval Reserve; was admitted to the bar in October 1948 and commenced the practice of law in Medford, Oreg.; nominated in 1954 as a write-in candidate for the State legislature but declined for business reasons; elected to the State house of representatives in 1956; was reelected in 1958 and 1960 and served as speaker 1959-1962; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth and to the Eighty-ninth Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1967); was not a candidate in 1966 for reelection to the Ninetieth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1968 and 1972; resumed the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth, Ninety-fifth, and Ninety-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1981); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., 1981-1985; member, Northwest Power Planning Council, 1986 to present, and served as chairman in 1987; is a resident of Yachats, Oreg.



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Apr 29, 2011 02:10pm Obituary Former [OR] U.S. Rep. Robert Duncan dies in Portland at age of 90  Article Mr. Matt 

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  05/20/1980 OR District 3 - D Primary Lost 39.93% (-20.09%)
  11/07/1978 OR District 3 Won 84.85% (+69.70%)
  05/23/1978 OR District 3 - R Primary Won 53.08% (+6.15%)
  11/02/1976 OR District 03 Won 84.02% (+68.04%)
  05/25/1976 OR District 3 - R Primary Won 64.52% (+29.04%)
  11/05/1974 OR District 3 Won 70.51% (+41.02%)
  05/28/1974 OR District 3 - D Primary Won 34.42% (+15.32%)
  05/23/1972 OR US Senate- D Primary Lost 33.02% (-10.68%)
  05/28/1968 OR US Senate - D Primary Lost 46.30% (-2.73%)
  11/08/1966 OR US Senate Lost 48.23% (-3.51%)
  05/24/1966 OR US Senate - D Primary Won 62.20% (+27.79%)
  11/03/1964 OR District 4 Won 64.81% (+29.61%)
  05/15/1964 OR District 4 - D Primary Won 62.82% (+25.65%)
  11/06/1962 OR District 4 Won 53.90% (+7.85%)
  05/18/1962 OR District 4 - D Primary Won 35.31% (+2.15%)
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