Welcome To The Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series

First: Sandra Day O'Connor
Evan Thomas

January 12th, 2021
7pm – 8:30pm

Evan Thomas

First: Sandra Day O’Connor

For 33 years, Thomas was a writer, correspondent, and editor at TIME and Newsweek, including ten years (1986–1996) as Washington bureau chief at Newsweek, where he wrote more than one hundred cover stories and at the time of his retirement in 2010 was editor-at-large. He has appeared on many TV and radio talk shows, including Meet the PressCBS Morning NewsMorning Joe, and The Colbert Report. The author of dozens of book reviews for the New York Times and the Washington Post, Thomas has taught writing and journalism at Harvard and Princeton, where, from 2007 to 2014, he was Ferris Professor of Journalism.

About The Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series

For twenty-two years, the Oregon Historical Society’s Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series has earned a reputation for hosting America’s most prominent historians, biographers, and public officials. The series began at the suggestion of Senator Hatfield, and continues as a tribute to his legacy of public service and an opportunity to share stories of the people and events that have shaped American history. Past speakers include notable historians David McCullough and Doris Kearns Goodwin, late broadcast journalist Cokie Roberts, and authors Isabel Wilkerson and Jon Meacham.


Tim & Mary Boyle • Jim & Cathy Parker • Arlene Schnitzer & Jordan Schnitzer • Bill & Helen Jo Whitsell


Mary V. Bishop • The Clark Foundation • Bill Dickey The Donald N. McGregor Foundation • Greg Goodman & Susan Schnitzer Jim Huffman & Leslie Spencer • Nancie S. McGraw • Laura S. Meier Jin & Julieann Park • Patricia Reser & Bill Westphal Samuel S. Johnson Foundation • Ronald E. & Ivy L. Timpe


Anonymous • Bill & Karen Early • Sue Horn-Caskey & Rick Caskey • John & Linda Shelk Foundation • Jon V. Jaqua & Kimberly B. Cooper Fund of OCF Bob & Marilyn Ridgley • Russell Fellows Properties


Anonymous (2) • James Alterman & Cheryl Balkenhol • Paul & Grace Andrews • Scott & Linda Andrews • Arleen Norton Barnett • John H. Herman • Judy C. Kelley • Paul W. Leavens • Shannon & Richard Leonetti • Neil Kelly Co. • Ben & Jill Souede • Howard Werth & Marion Levitan • Yamhill Valley Vineyards


Anonymous (2) • The Acorn Fund of OCF • J & S Bishop Fund of OCF • Mort & Mary Lang Bishop • Raymond & Mary Hull Caballero • Devil’s Food Catering • Joy Dress-Neitling • Kathy Eaton • Financial Fitness Associates • Fred & Patricia Granum • Irv & Gail Handelman • Caroline Hall and Walter McMonies • Dr. Elizabeth Hatfield-Keller and Mr. Gregory H. Keller • Rebecca Hill & John Parks • John & Sara Hortenstine • Elizabeth M. King & Rick Bandeburg • Marianne W. King • Eric & Hollie Lindauer • Gil & Peggy Miller • Kathy Moyd • Sarah & Richard Munro • Tom & Chris Neilsen • Perkins Coie • Charles & Ruth Poindexter • Lynn & Steve Pratt • Dana Rasmussen • Jeannie & Leonard Santos • Dori Schnitzer & Mark Brown • Kay Stepp & Garry Bullard • Bob & Barre Stoll • Carole Ann White