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May 8, 2009

Oregon House of Representatives Honors UO President, Law Professor Dave Frohnmayer with Resolution

The Oregon House of Representatives recently adopted a resolution congratulating outgoing University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer, who retires on June 30, 3009 and will remain a law professor post-retirement, for his leadership, public service, and accomplishments.

President Frohnmayer’s leadership in the State of Oregon spans more than thirty years.  During this time he served in the Oregon Legislative Assembly, as the state attorney general, as dean of Oregon Law, and as president of the University of Oregon for fifteen years.

While serving as attorney general, President Frohnmayer argued seven cases before the United States Supreme Court, six of which he won. To this day he continues to hold the best record before the Supreme Court of any contemporary attorney general. Additionally, President Frohnmayer is the first native Oregonian to serve as president of a large research university in the state.

Below is the text of the resolution, which also is available on the Oregon State Legislature website.
 

75th OREGON LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY–2009 Regular Session

 

House Concurrent Resolution 6

 

Sponsored by Representatives HOLVEY, C EDWARDS, NATHANSON, BEYER, ROBLAN, BARNHART, Senators PROZANSKI, WALKER, MORRISETTE

 

SUMMARY

The following summary is not prepared by the sponsors of the measure and is not a part of the body thereof subject to consideration by the Legislative Assembly. It is an editor’s brief statement of the essential features of the measure as introduced.

 

Congratulates Dave Frohnmayer for his leadership, public service and accomplishments.

 

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

 

Whereas Dave Frohnmayer has been a leader in Oregon for more than 30 years, serving in the Oregon Legislative Assembly, as Attorney General, as Dean of the University of Oregon School of Law, as President of the University of Oregon and on countless boards and commissions; and

 

Whereas while serving as Attorney General, Dave Frohnmayer argued seven cases before the United States Supreme Court and won six of those cases, thereby establishing the best record before the United States Supreme Court of any contemporary state attorney general; and

 

Whereas Dave Frohnmayer is the first native Oregonian to serve as president of a large research university in this state; and

 

Whereas Dave Frohnmayer has overseen unparalleled growth at the University of Oregon, transforming the lives of Oregonians and students with higher education and the lifetime changes that higher education brings; and

 

Whereas the University of Oregon has just completed the largest philanthropic campaign in state history, raising more than $852 million; and

 

Whereas Dave Frohnmayer has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to enriching the lives of Oregonians through his leadership and teaching; now, therefore,

 

Be It Resolved by the Legislative Assembly of the State of Oregon:

 

That we, the members of the Seventy-fifth Legislative Assembly, honor and congratulate Dave Frohnmayer on his years of leadership, public service and numerous achievements and express our appreciation for his lifelong commitment to improving the lives of Oregonians.

 

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