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William Mckinley Ray

William Mckinley Ray, American health and economic development specialist. Certified in Secondary Art Education. Recipient E.C. Allworth award Oregon State University Memorial Union, 1966, Indian World award KBOO FM Radio, Portland, 1987; Newberry fellow, Chicago, 1981.


  • Ray, William Mckinley was born on April 27, 1943 in Chiloquin, Oregon, United States. Son of Ernest August and Isabel (Inglish) Duus.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Oregon, 1974. Postgraduate, Oregon State University, 1976.


    • Teacher Chemawa Indian School, Salem, Oregon, 1973-1974. Counselor Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1974-1976. Teacher Portland (Oregon) Public Schools #1, 1976-1977.

      Evaluator Northwest Regional Education Laboratory, Portland, 1978-1980. Counselor Urban Indian Council, 1981. Consultant Oregon History Society, 1982.

      Member floor staff 62d Legislation Assembly, Salem, 1983. Career counselor Northwest Portland Indian Health, 1983-1984. Economic development consultant The Klamath Tribe, Chiloquin, Oregon, since 1986.

      Board directors Oregon School Arts and Crafts, Oregon Art Institute. Member restoration committee The Klamath Tribe, Chiloquin, 1984-1986. Member 1992 Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission, native American advisory committee.

    Major achievements

    • Certified in Secondary Art Education.


    • Photographer The Pow Wow An American Celebration, 1976 (1st Place award The Oregonian newspaper, Portland, 1976).


    Every human being regardless of its race, gender or sexual orientation should have all human and civil rights.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    Through Jesus' death on the cross, and his resurrection, the power of evil in the world is broken.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The word of God can be discovered only through the Bible.


    Member advisory board Portland State University since 1987. Board directors Oregon Peace Institute, Portland, since 1987, indian ministries committee Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, Portland, since 1987. With United States Army, 1967-1970.

    Member Association American Indian Affairs (board directors since 1988), National Congress American Indians (life), University Club (Portland), City Club (Portland), Garfield Grange, Rotary (secretary since 1987).



    Opera, ballet, sports cars.


    • Married Eleanor Houghton Anderson, June 22, 1985. Stepchildren: Libby, Mark, Melody, Brian.
    • father: Ernest August Duus
    • mother: Isabel (Inglish) Duus
    • spouse: Eleanor Houghton Anderson
    • children: Libby Ray
    • Mark Ray
    • Melody Ray
    • Brian Ray
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    Born April 27, 1943
    (age 74)