" Few people have
done so much for so many of the people of Oregon."
Before entering public service, Robert William
Straub worked in logging, construction and ranching. These
experiences gave him a special understanding of the needs
of people and a life-long love of the outdoors.
Straub had a no nonsense approach during his
time as Governor and left a record of outstanding accomplishments
in education, the environment, jobs, land use, energy and
programs for the elderly and the poor. His political career
spanned twenty-four years, from 1954 to 1978.
To navigate within the Straub archives site, please use the
links in the left-hand sidebar.
Governor Robert Straub
May 6, 1920 - November 27, 2002
“Maybe I’ve always been a conservative
who talked like a liberal”
The Sunday Oregonian Magazine,
Jan 15, 1984