Elizabeth Furse, former United States Representative, Oregon, small business owner. Co-founder Oregon Peace Institute, 1985.
Furse, Elizabeth was born in 1936 in Nairobi, Kenya, WEST0. Came to the United States, 1958, naturalized, 1972.
Bachelor, Evergreen State College, 1974. Postgraduate, University Washington. Postgraduate, Northwestern University.
Postgraduate, Lewis and Clark College.
Director Western Washington Indian program, American Friends Svc. Com, 1975-1977;
coordinator Restoration program for Native American Tribes, Oregon Legal Svc., 1980-1986;
co-owner, Helvetia Vineyards, Hillsboro, Oregon
member, 103rd-105th Congresses from 1st Oregon district, 1993-1998;
member commerce, finance and hazardous materials, health and environment, energy and power committees, 103rd-105th Congresses from 1st Oregon district
member telecommunications and finance committee, 103rd-105th Congresses from 1st Oregon district.
Co-founder Oregon Peace Institute, 1985.
Children: Amanda Briggs, John Briggs. Married John Platt.