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Current Laureate:
Elizabeth Woody

Start of Term
April 27, 2016

Position History:
Position established by the governor, April 23, 1923; adopted by Legislature in 1989 (Laws, 1989, Chap. 122, Sec. 1,2,3; Statutes, 1994 Supplement, Sec. 357.925). First laureate was Edwin Markham. The position began as a lifetime appointment, then was changed to a four-year year term. In 2006, Lawson Inada was named to a two-year appointment by Gov. Ted Kulongoski. Subsequent appointments are for a term of two years (renewable after the first year).

Previous Laureates:
Edwin Markham (April 23, 1923-1931)
Ben Hur Lampman (February 20, 1951-1954)
Ethel Romig Fuller (1957-1965)
William Stafford (October 1975-1990)
Lawson Fusao Inada (February 17, 2006-2010)
Paulann Petersen (April 26, 2010-April 25, 2014)
Peter Sears (April 25, 2014-April 26, 2016)

Further Resources
Publications by Elizabeth Woody in the Library's online catalog.

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