Summary: pioneering city commissioner who became the first black city commissioner in Portland, Oregon when he was appointed in 1974 and was later elected in 1976, but who had spent a total of 10 years on the council and was later director of Portland Parks & Recreation overseeing 44 new parks and natural areas for 14 years before retiring in 2003.
Cause of Death: Lengthy illness
Born: September 1, 1937
Died: April 4, 2014
Location: Portland, Oregon