Republican politician who was a Senator from Oregon from 1967 to 1999. He was known to be an uncompromising pacifist among Senate Republicans.
He served in WW II, which largely shaped his pacifist views thereafter.
He steered federal dollars to Oregon to improve the state's public health and educational institutions.
He was born in Willamette Valley, a farm town near Dallas, his father a blacksmith and mother a teacher.
In spite of his views on the Vietnam War, Richard Nixon considered him one of his top choices for Vice President during his campaign.