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Jewel Beck Lansing Edit Profile

also known as Jewel Anne Beck

Auditor , County auditor , politician , writer

Jewel Beck Lansing, American writer, auditor. Certified Public Accountant, Oregon. Recipient Woman of Achievement League of Women Voters, 1995, Distinguished Leadership award Association of Government Accountants, 1987, Public Service award Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1987, Taxpayers Champion award Oregonians for Cost Effective Government, 1987; named to Silver Hall Fame, 2004.


Lansing, Jewel Beck was born on May 13, 1930 in Ronan, Montana, United States. Daughter of Lars Martin and Julia Syla Beck.


Bachelor in Journalism, University Montana, Missoula, 1952. Master of Arts in Education, Stanford University, California, 1954.


She received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Montana and a master's degree in education from Stanford University. She moved to Portland in 1961. She pioneered performance auditing in Portland and Multnomah County.

She served as Multnomah County auditor from 1975 to 1982, and Portland auditor from 1983 to 1986. She was one of the first two women elected to Multnomah County government, and was the fifth elected to Portland government. Lansing was also the Democratic nominee for Treasurer of Oregon in 1976 and 1980, narrowly losing to Republican Clay Myers in both general elections.

The couple raised two daughters.


  • Certified Public Accountant, Oregon.


Candidate state treasurer Democratic Party, 1976, 80. President Oregon Federation of Democratic Women, 1977-1978. City-county consolidation task force City of Portland, 1997-1998.

Active Pacific Northwest local government representative National Intergovtl. Audit Forum, Washington, 1982-1985. Member Womens Investment Network (political action committee executive committee, board directors, founder), Oregon Women's Political Caucus (First Woman award 1987), Portland Women's Political Caucus (Service award 1987), Oregon History Society, Oregon Environtl.

Council, Portland League of Women Voters.


  • Other Interests

    Hiking, playing cards, reading, canoeing, golf.


Married Ronald B. Lansing, June 16, 1956. Children: Mark, Alyse, Annette.

Lars Martin

Julia Syla Beck

Ronald B. Lansing

Mark Lansing

Alyse Lansing

Annette Lansing