1912 – Born on the 26th of December in Multnomah County, Oregon.
1935 – He graduated from the University of Oregon.
– He served as editor of the student newspaper.
1939 – He began writing for the New York Times.
– He became the newspaper’s Northwest correspondent.
1941 – He was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives.
1942 – He served in the U.S Army as an officer.
1949 – He continued to work for the Times and write books.
– He was elected to the Oregon State Senate.
1954 – He was elected as a Democrat to one of Oregon’s United States Senate seats.
1956 – He was responsible for sponsoring the initial version of the Alaska Mental Health Enabling Act.
1959 – He initially introduced a bill for its creation.
1960 – He died on the 9th of March.