Gerry Frank

Gerry Frank spent a good part of his life as chief of staff to the late Senator Mark Hatfield, visiting every corner of Oregon's geography on constituent swings. Coming from a department store family with state roots before Oregon even was Oregon, he was pressured to write a book about the Meier & Frank Company; instead he compromised with this special Oregon guidebook. Gerry Franks has written for The Oregonian Travel Section for years.