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Hardy Myers was born on October 25, 1939, in Electric Mills, Mississippi, and died on November 29, 2016.
He was a lawyer and Democratic politician.
He served three terms as attorney general of the state of Oregon, United States.
Before taking office in 1997, he served from 1975 to 1985 in the Oregon House of Representatives, the last four of those years as its speaker, and was also a Metro councilor and chaired the Oregon Criminal Justice Council.
Myers moved with his family to Bend in central Oregon in 1943 where his father, a lumberman, became manager of The Shevlin-Hixon Company, one of the two large mills that used to operate on the Deschutes River.
Myers’ family then moved to Prineville in 1951.
Myers attended public schools until graduation from high school.
When he completed high school he went back east, attending the University of Mississippi, where he received his undergraduate degree With Distinction in 1961.
He returned to Oregon to continue on to law school at the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene, earning a LL.B. in 1964.
During his time at the University of Oregon he became Phi Eta Sigma (freshman scholastic honorary), Phi Kappi Phi (undergraduate scholastic honorary), Omicron Delta Kappa (undergraduate leadership honorary)
Myers was also on the Board of Editors of the Oregon Law Review.
Hardy Myers passed away at 77 years old.