Shirley Gold

Shirley Gold (October 2, 1925 – February 27, 1998) was an American politician who served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1981 to 1989. She did not run for re-election in 1988, but instead ran for the Oregon State Senate, where she would serve from 1989 to 1997.[1] She was succeeded in the House by fellow Democrat Bev Stein.

Shirley Gold
Member of the Oregon State Senate from the 7th district
In office
January 9, 1989 – January 13, 1997
Preceded byRod Monroe
Succeeded byKate Brown
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives from the 14th district
In office
January 10, 1983 – January 9, 1989
Preceded byHoward Cherry
Succeeded byBev Stein
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives from the 12th district
In office
January 12, 1981 – January 10, 1983
Preceded byRod Monroe
Succeeded byDick Springer
Personal details
Born(1925-10-02)October 2, 1925
New York City, New York
DiedFebruary 27, 1998(1998-02-27) (aged 72)
Portland, Oregon
Political partyDemocratic

In 1995, Gold was described as a "longtime advocate of child care" as the chair of the Senate Revenue Committee that sponsored two bills that intended to improve childcare workers' pay.[2]

She did not run for re-election to the Senate in 1996, and was succeeded by fellow Democrat Kate Brown, who would later become Secretary of State and then Governor of Oregon.

Gold died of pancreatic cancer on February 27, 1998, in Portland, Oregon at age 72.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statesman Journal from Salem, Oregon on January 20, 1987 · Page 17". Newspapers.com. 1987-01-20. Retrieved 2018-07-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Legislators Who Stand Above The Crowd". Working Mother. March 1995. p. 30. Retrieved 2019-08-30.
  3. ^ "Shirley Diamondstein Gold MAT 1962". Reed.edu. Retrieved 2018-07-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)