Governor Victor Atiyeh was officially sworn in by Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Arno H. Denecke on January 8, 1979, but months of planning and work from the gubernatorial transition staff and from Atiyeh himself preceded that official ceremony. Atiyeh entered office with clear ideas about what he wanted his administration to achieve, goals of bringing efficiency, clarity, and unity to government.

Atiyeh Sworn into Office

Atiyeh Speaking at Inauguration

Inauguration Speech

Celebratory Kiss with Dolores

Guards in Uniform

Crowd at Inauguration