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Vera Katz

Vera Katz, American former mayor, college administrator, state legislator. Fellow American Leadership Forum (founder Oregon chapter); member Democratic Legislation Leaders Association, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Background

  • Katz, Vera was born on August 3, 1933 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Came to the United States, 1940. Daughter of Lazar Pistrak and Raissa Goodman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Brooklyn College, 1955. Postgraduate, Brooklyn College, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Lewis & Clark College.

      Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Portland State University, Oregon.

    Career

    • Market research analyst TIMEX, B.T. Babbitt, New York City, 1957-1962. Member Oregon House of Representatives, Salem, 1985—1991. Former director development Portland Community College.

      Mayor City of Portland, Oregon, 1992—2004. Member Governor's Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs, Oregon Legislation, Salem, since 1985. Member advisory committee Governor's Council on Health, Fitness and Sports, Oregon Legislation, since 1985.

      Member Governor's Commission on School Funding Reform. Member Carnegie task Force on Teaching as Profession, Washington, 1985-1987. Vice-chair assembly National Conference State Legislation, Denver, 1986—2003.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democratic Party

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    Fellow American Leadership Forum (founder Oregon chapter). Member Democratic Legislation Leaders Association, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

    Personality

    Interests

    Camping, jogging, dance.

    Connections

    • father: Lazar Pistrak
    • mother: Raissa Goodman
    • spouse: Mel Katz
    • child: Jesse Katz
    Vera Katz
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    Born August 3, 1933
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    • 1955
      Brooklyn College
    • 1957
      Brooklyn College
    • 1957 - 1962
      Market research analyst, TIMEX
    • 1985 - 1991
      member, Oregon House of Representatives
      Salem, New Hampshire, United States
    • 1992 - 2004
      mayor City of Portland
      Oregon, United States

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