Oral history interview with David S. Barrows [Sound Recording 10]

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SR3980_T06S1

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Oral history interview with David S. Barrows [Sound Recording 10]

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  • 2000-02-07 (Creation)

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Audiocassette; 00:26:26

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David Stow Barrows was born in Wisconsin in 1935. His family moved to California in early 1940s, and then to Washington, D.C., after the end of World War II. He attended Willamette University, where his advisor was State Senator Mark Hatfield. Hatfield got Barrows a job as a page in the Oregon House of Representatives, which led him to pursue a career as a lobbyist. He married Pat Gilmore in 1960, his last year of law school; they later had two children. After graduating, he practiced law while working toward his goal of becoming a full-time lobbyist. He subsequently became a lobbyist for the Oregon Savings and Loan League. Barrows died in 2014.

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Tape 6, Side 1. This oral history interview with David S. Barrows was conducted by Jim Strassmaier from January 31 to March 13, 2000. In this interview, Barrows discusses his family history and childhood in the Bay Area of California and in Washington, D.C., as well as his high school education in California. He then talks about attending Willamette University, including having Mark Hatfield as a professor and mentor. Barrows discusses working as a page in the Oregon Legislature and his interest in a career as a lobbyist. He talks briefly about going to law school and practicing law. Barrows then talks about lobbying for Fairview Home in the 1959 and 1961 legislative sessions, as well as his later lobbying work for tobacco wholesalers and the Oregon Savings and Loan League, on topics including sterilization, taxation, and financial regulations. He also talks about the history of Oregon and California Railroad Revested Lands and his lobbying for the Association of O&C Counties. He also speaks in great detail about legislative procedure, the rules regulating lobbyists, and the relationship between lobbyists and legislators. Barrows closes the interview with a discussion of his lobbying work on behalf of the Oregon Historical Society.

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Copyright held by the Oregon Historical Society. Licensed under Creative Commons, BY-NC-SA: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

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  • English

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