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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.


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.


People need not just to accept but also to grow in relationship with God. God's grace and love constantly prompts and seeks to transform us, and so we should continually seek and pray to grow in holiness and love.


Church should be involved into political life by organizing delegations to party conferences.


Bible is the source of inspirational stories, gospels, letters, hymns, songs, prayers, and poetry that drives wisdom and creativity of all Christians over time and across the world.


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).


  • Other Interests

    Opera, ballet, sports cars.


Married Eleanor Houghton Anderson, June 22, 1985. Stepchildren: Libby, Mark, Melody, Brian.