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Robert Denison Holmes

Robert Denison Holmes, American governor. of Oregon. Member Oregon Broadcasters Association (Vice-President), Delta Tau Delta, Alpha Delta Sigma.; Rotarian (president Astoria club 1947-1948).


  • Holmes, Robert Denison was born on May 11, 1909 in Canisteo, New York, United States. Son of George H. and Amy C. (Crary) Holmes.

  • Education

    • Student of University Oregon, 1928-1932.


    • Advertising staff Oregon Journal, Portland, 1926-1928, Oregonian, Portland, 1930. Manager radio station KAST, Astoria, Oregon, 1943-1957. Oregon senator Clatsop County, 1948-1956.

      Governor of Oregon, 1956-1958. Business and public relations consultant, from 1958. Chairman Gearhart School Board, 1942-1948, Clatsop Rural School Board, 1947-1948.

      Vice chairman district council Boy Scouts American, 1948-1949. Chairman Astoria Community Chest, 1940. Named Oregon Man of the Year in Education, 1953.


    Member Oregon Broadcasters Association (Vice-President), Delta Tau Delta, Alpha Delta Sigma. Rotarian (president Astoria club 1947-1948).


    • Married Marie Hoy, May 1, 1934. Children: Robert Denison, John H. Member.
    • father: George H. Holmes
    • mother: Amy C. (Crary) Holmes
    • spouse: Marie Hoy
    • children: Robert Denison Holmes
    • John H. Mem Holmes
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    Born March 11, 1909
    Died June 6, 1976
    (aged 67)