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Governor Vic Atiyeh​Governor Vic Atiyeh Memorial

 February 20, 1923 - July 20, 2014

On July 20th, 2014 Oregon lost its 32nd Governor, Vic Atiyeh at the age of 91.  Friends and family have been working around the clock to plan his public memorial service at the Oregon State Capitol.


The public memorial is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 3, and will be held in the Oregon House of Representatives Chamber at the Capitol (900 Court Street, Salem, Oregon 97301). Seating in the House Chamber is limited, so Capitol staff are arranging for overflow seating in the main bank of Capitol hearing rooms. Both video and audio coverage will be available in the overflow areas.
A public reception will follow the service and will be held in the Galleria. It will include a display of materials from the Atiyeh Archive at Pacific University. Light refreshments will be served.  On-street parking is available around the Capitol in spaces operated by the City of Salem.


Memorial Date and Time:

10 a.m. Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Memorial Location:

Chamber of the Oregon House of Representatives, Oregon State Capitol

(900 Court Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97301)


The Oregon State Capitol Foundation has graciously offered to assist in the planning and facilitating of this service. If you would like to assist the Capitol Foundation in this process, you may donate to the Oregon State Capitol Foundation, in memory of Gov. Atiyeh, simply by sending cash or check to:

The Fund for the Oregon State Capitol Foundation
900 Court St. NE, Rm. 140A
Salem, OR 97301
Memo: In Memory of Gov. Atiyeh


Please reference this page for further updates on information concerning Gov. Atiyeh's memorial service at the Capitol. All press releases are available in the box on the right.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact:

​Dave Fiskum​
Phone: 503-544-8625

 Image of youth shaking hand with Governor Vic Atiyeh during parade is courtesy of