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secretary of interior , Governor

Douglas McKay, American former secretary of interior, former governor.


McKay, Douglas was born on June 24, 1893 in Portland, Oregon, United States.


Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Oregon State College, 1917. Doctor of Laws, Willamette University, Dickinson College. Doctor of Laws, University Maine, Oregon State College.


Paper carrier, office boy Union Pacific Railroad, 1909-1913. Auto salesman, sales manager Portland, 1920-1927. Established auto dealership Chevrolet, Cadillac, Salem, Oregon, 1927.

Mayor City of Salem, 1933-1934. Member Oregon State Senate, 1935-1937, 39-41, 43-45, 47-49. Governor State of Oregon, 1949-1953.

Secretary of interior United States Office of the Interior, 1953-1956. Member International Joint Commission representing United States and Canada, 1957-1959.