Interview with Grace Kingsley Williams Public Deposited

Grace Williams was born in Portland, Oregon in January of 1917. Williams was educated at the University of Oregon and Northwestern School of Law. She moved to Canyon City, Oregon in 1943 and began a law practice there, which she continues. She served as District Attorney for Grant County, 1959-1979, and served as Senior Intern for U.S. Senator Bob Packwood in 1980. In 1984, she was appointed to the Governor's Commission on Senior Services. Williams reminisces about her Aunt Grace Phelps, R.N., sharing anecdotes about her life and Phelps's as well as the history of the Phelps family. She also talks about the two world wars; the Great Depression; and Phelps's professional, civic, and social activities.


Transcript of oral history interview with Grace Kingsley Williams, conducted on October 22, 1998 by Barbara Conway Gaines


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  • https://doi.org/10.6083/M45M64JP
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  • 10/22/1998 0:00
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