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

Event goes live at 7 pm

Free

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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

McMenamins History is pleased to broadcast live, free virtual programming, accessible to anyone with a Facebook account. We’ll bring you scholars, writers, experiencers, experts and more who will give presentations on Pacific Northwest history. Join us for these scheduled events on the McMenamins History page on Facebook – and don’t forget to stock up on your favorite McMenamins beer, wine, cider and more beforehand!