Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies
Every Wednesday, the Oregon Republican League will post the biographies of important figures, in the League's/State of Oregon's history. Feel free to comment or share stories of your family's Republican affiliation.
DURNO, Edwin Russell, (1899 - 1976)
DURNO, Edwin Russell, a Representative from Oregon; born on a farm in Linn County, near Albany, Oreg., January 26, 1899; attended public schools in Silverton, Oreg.; University of Oregon at Eugene, B.S., 1921; Harvard University Medical School, M.D., 1927; entered practice of medicine in Boston, Mass.; taught school and was high school athletic coach 1921-1923; during the First World War served in the United States Army as a sergeant of Infantry; served in the Second World War as a major in the Medical Corps, First Auxiliary Surgical Group, 1942-1945; awarded Purple Heart Medal; served on Oregon Board of Medical Examiners, 1947-1958; practiced medicine in Medford, Oreg.; member of the State senate in 1958-1960; delegate to Republican National Conventions in 1960 and 1964; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh Congress (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1963); was not a candidate in 1962 for reelection but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate; resided in Medford, Oreg., until his death there November 20, 1976; entombment in the International Order of Oddfellows Mausoleum.