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FURSE, Elizabeth (1936-)

FURSE, ELIZABETH, a Representative from Oregon; born in Nairobi, Kenya, October 13, 1936; B.A., Evergreen State College, Olympia, Wash., 1974; director, Oregon Legal Services restoration program for Native American tribes, 1980-1986; co-founded the Oregon Peace Institute in 1985; co-owner and co-operator of a vineyard; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Third and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1993-January 3, 1999); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Sixth Congress in 1998; was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination as Washington County, Oreg. commissioner in 2014.

  • "Elizabeth Furse" in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.