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"Oregon won't be a better place for any of us to live until it's a better place for all of us to live. Please join me in creating a more prosperous future for our state."
- John Kitzhaber
John Kitzhaber was born in Colfax, Washington, on March 5, 1947. He moved with his family to Oregon at age 11 and graduated from South Eugene High School in 1965.
After earning his Bachelor's degree at Dartmouth College, he returned to Oregon to study medicine at the University of Oregon Medical School (now OHSU). Upon becoming a doctor, he practiced emergency room medicine in Roseburg, Oregon, from 1974 to 1988.