Stanley Weber JD '65

Stanley Weber JD ’65


Stanley “Stan” Edward Weber JD ’65 died February 9, 2019.

Stan was born January 14, 1922, to Adam and Ida (Hammer) Weber in Portland, where he lived his entire life. He attended Benson High School and majored in journalism at the University of Oregon. He also studied at the University of Southern California before serving as a lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Stan subsequently was stationed in northern China and served during the Korean War, eventually rising to the rank of captain.

Stan worked as a reporter and then as a columnist for the Oregon Journal, Portland’s daily evening newspaper, from 1946 to 1959. His coverage of the devastating 1948 Vanport flood in North Portland was distributed nationally. Stan became a specialist in labor-affairs reporting and eventually wrote a thrice-weekly column on labor issues.

Stan was executive director of Oregon’s John F. Kennedy presidential election campaign and then served as regional director of information for the U.S. Department of the Interior from 1961 to 1968. From 1968 until his retirement in 1983, he was a Multnomah County deputy district attorney, handling domestic relations cases.

During his retirement, Stan was a volunteer reader of books for the blind and maintained his keen interest in current events, detective novels, history, and sports, especially collegiate football. Cheerful, conscientious, level headed, and hard working, he participated in a number of associations. He and his wife, Yvonne, had four children; one son, Bruce, predeceased him. Stan is survived by a son and two daughters, Mark Weber, Terese Weber, and Katherine Purtzer; and grandchildren Andrew, Laura, and Zach.