Mourning a Statesman: Remembering and Celebrating The Life of Lynn Lundquist (1935-2013)

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We are saddened by the news of former OBA President Lynn Lundquist’s passing recently. He was 78.

A farmer, teacher and rancher, Lundquist was OBA’s founding president. He was first elected to the Oregon legislature in 1994 and became speaker in 1997. He retired in 2007 after leading OBA, which was founded in 2001. He was then elected in 2008 to the Crook County Commission where he served one term.

In 2008, OBA recognized Lynn with the Statesman of the Year Award.

Click on the image below to view the 2008 Statesman Tribute Video:

Here at OBA, we mourn Lynn’s passing while celebrating his life as a true Statesman and leader who helped create a better Oregon during his lifetime and a brighter future for all of us.

“A lot of us have to use many words to make our point. Lynn had that rare characteristic where his mere presence said everything he needed to say. He embodied Oregon values and did not need many words to move an agenda.”
–Ryan Deckert, OBA President

Tom Kelly, President Neil Kelly/Founder of OBA said, simply, “Lynn was one of the greatest Oregonians I’ve ever known. His commitment to education was so pure and deep, as one person he helped change the priorities of our state.”