Interview with Richard T. Jones Public Deposited

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

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.

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  • 12/22/1997 0:00
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