Edwin Russell Durno papers, 1954-1964  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Durno, Edwin R. (Edwin Russell), 1899-1976
Edwin Russell Durno papers
1954-1964 (inclusive)
16.5 linear feet, (11 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 190
Edwin R. Durno (1899-1976), from Linn County, Oregon, was a physician who served in the Oregon State Senate and the U.S. Congress. The collection includes legislative and bill files, Oregon subject files and project files.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

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Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Edwin R. Durno (1899-1976), a physician and politician, was born in Linn County, Oregon, and educated at the University of Oregon and Harvard Medical School. He played for the Oregon Ducks basketball team and is a member of the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. Durno married Evelyn Baker and together they had three daughters.

He served in WWI and he was awarded the Purple Heart for his service in WWII. He returned from the war and set up a medical practice in Medford, Oregon. In 1934 he was one of the original incorporators of the Physicians Service Plan for people of moderate means. He served on the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners from 1947 to 1958. He also ran for public office in Oregon. In 1958 he was elected to the Oregon State Senate from District 5, Jackson County, and in 1960 was elected U. S. Congressman, 4th District, as a Republican. He served one term. In 1962 he entered the primary campaign for nomination as U. S. senator, but was defeated. In 1964 he was chairman of the Goldwater campaign in Oregon.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes legislative and bill files, Oregon subject files and project files.

The bulk of the collection is the office files of Representative Durno, in office file order, relating to legislation and projects of interest to Oregon, especially the proposed Oregon Dunes National Seashore. There is also a large file on medical care bills. Other files include the Douglas McKay for Senator Committee, 1956, Durno campaign files for 1954-1964, Oregon legislative files, 1959-1961, and Goldwater campaign records, 1964.

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Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edwin Russell Durno papers, Ax 190, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Legislators--Oregon
  • Legislators--United States
  • Medical care--Law and legislation--United States
  • Medical laws and legislation--United States
  • Politicians--Oregon
  • Personal Names :
  • Durno, Edwin R. (Edwin Russell), 1899-1976
  • Corporate Names :
  • United States. Congress. House.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (Or.)
  • Oregon--Politics and government--1951-
  • United States--Politics and government--1945-1989
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Campaign literature
  • Legislative records