Monday, June 29, 2020

Kennedy School Virtual History Pub

The Obscure Oregonian Who Changed American Presidential History

Kennedy School Virtual History Pub

Presented by Kerry Tymchuk, Executive Director of the Oregon Historical Society

Kennedy School - Kennedy School Theater

7 pm event

Free

All ages welcome

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All McMenamins locations are open for take-out, including food, beer, wine, cider and coffee, using proper COVID19 precautions. Call your order in and then swing by to pick up beer and tots to recreate the full History Pub experience at home.

About The Obscure Oregonian Who Changed American Presidential History

The Obscure Oregonian Who Changed American Presidential History

Presented by Kerry Tymchuk, Executive Director of the Oregon Historical Society

One hundred years ago, in June 2020, a Portland attorney travelled to Chicago, stood on a chair, and made a brief speech that eventually decided who would - and who wouldn't - be the thirtieth President of the United States. The remarkable story of Wallace McCamant is full of loyalties and grudges that had long impacts on McCamant and the nation.

About the Speaker:
Kerry Tymchuk is the Executive Director of the Oregon Historical Society and a graduate of Willamette University and Willamette University College of Law. Tymchuk has served as a Marion County deputy district attorney, director of speechwriting to the U.S. Secretary of Labor Elizabeth Dole, director of speechwriting and legal counsel to U.S. Senator Bob Dole, and state director to U.S. Senator Gordon Smith.

Photo Caption:
Judge Wallace McCamant, pictured here in 1924, served on the Oregon Supreme Court in 1917 and 1918; OHS Research Library 0093P12

About Kennedy School Virtual History Pub

Kennedy School Virtual History Pub

These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.