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Oregon Health & Science University

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Biographical Information; Dr. Lester T. Jones; Early Education; Coming to Medical School; Medical School Years; Hemoglobin Research; Research at University of Oregon Medical School; Becoming Chair of Biochemistry; Administration of University of Oregon Medical School; University Consolidation; President Bluemle's Administration; Becoming Acting President; Siting the VA and Shriner's Hospitals; Guns on Campus; Medical Research Foundation and Oregon Regional Primate Research Center; Basic Science Building; President's Residence; Louis Perry and Oregon State System of Higher Education; Bakke Decision: Women and Minorities; Chancellor Roy Lieuallen; Relations with the State Legislature; Development of University Committees; Curricular Changes; Institutional Review Board


In this four-part interview, Dr. Jones talks about the medical men in his family, including his father, Dr. Lester T. Jones, his medical and further doctoral education in chemistry, his research on hemoglobins, and his career as professor, Chair of the Department of Biochemistry, Acting President of University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, and his other positions. Among the many people he reminisces about are Dean David Baird, John Benson, Paul Blachly, Joseph Bloom, President Lewis Bluemle, David Bristow, Gary Chiodo, Neil Goldschmidt, Dean Charles Holman, Donald Kassebaum, Robert Koler, Marion and Bill Krippaehne, Olof Larsell, President Leonard Laster, Chancellor Roy Lieuallan, Dean Carol Lindeman, Mary Ann Lockwood, Victor Menashe, William Montagna, Edwin Osgood, Linus Pauling, Louis Perry, Robert Peterson, Donald Pickering, Marlys Pierson, George Porter, Julian (Dutch) Reinschmidt, Demetrios (Jim) Rigas, Walter Schroeder, M. Susan Smith, Robert Stone, Kenneth Swan, Dean Louis Terkla, John Van Bruggen, E. S. (Edward Staunton) West, and William Barton Youmans.


Transcript of oral history interview with Richard Jones, conducted on December 22, 1997 and January 26, March 2 and March 16, 1998 by Joan Ash and Linda Weimer


OHSU Oral History Project




School of Medicine


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