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congresswoman , Small business owner

Elizabeth Furse, former United States Representative, Oregon, small business owner. Co-founder Oregon Peace Institute, 1985.

Background

Furse, Elizabeth was born in 1936 in Nairobi, Kenya, WEST0. Came to the United States, 1958, naturalized, 1972.

Education

Bachelor, Evergreen State College, 1974. Postgraduate, University Washington. Postgraduate, Northwestern University.

Postgraduate, Lewis and Clark College.

Career

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.

Membership

Co-founder Oregon Peace Institute, 1985. F C.

Connections

Children: Amanda Briggs, John Briggs. Married John Platt.

spouse:
John Platt.

children:
Amanda Briggs Furse

John Briggs Furse