Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


AuCOIN, Les, a Representative from Oregon; born in Portland, Multnomah County, Oreg., October 21, 1942; attended public schools in Redmond, Oreg.; graduated, Redmond Union High School, 1960; attended Portland State University, 1961, 1965-1966; B.A., Pacific University, Forest Grove, 1969; worked as a newsman and public information director; served in the United States Army, 1961-1964; served in the Oregon house of representatives, 1971-1974, and served as majority leader, 1973-1974; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1993); was not a candidate in 1992 for reelection to the United States House of Representatives, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; is a resident of Forest Grove, Oreg.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Oregon Historical Society
Research Library

Portland, OR
Papers: ca. 1920-1992, 77 cubic feet. The papers of Les AuCoin include correspondence, subject files, clippings, position papers, newsletters, campaign materials, press releases, speeches, and voter surveys. Audiotapes received with this collection have been transferred to the Oral History collections; photographic materials received with this collection have been transferred to the photograph collections; and videotapes received with this collection have been transferred to the moving image collection. Artifacts received with this collection, including campaign buttons and bumper stickers, have been transferred to the artifact collection. A finding aid is available in the repository. The collection is not yet processed.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1974-1986, 16 commercials. Commercials used during Les AuCoin's campaigns in the Oregon Democratic primaries for the U.S. House of Representatives, 1974, 1982, 1984, and 1986.

University of Virginia
Alderman Library

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Hugh Scott papers (part 2), 1925-1983, ca. 146,200 items. Correspondents include Les AuCoin.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

"AuCoin Calls for National Health Plan." Portland Skanner, 18 December 1991, 3.

Clymer, Adam. "THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: Senate Race; 2 Veteran Lawmakers Engage in a Bitter Battle." The New York Times, 18 October 1992, Section 1, Page 26, Column 1.

"Rep. AuCoin to Try for Senate." The New York Times, 30 May 1991, Section A, Page 22, Column 1.

Rogers, David. "Packwood Turns Notion of Insider Inside Out in Effort to Tar AuCoin." Wall Street Journal, 29 October 1992, Section A, Page 16, Column 1.

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