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Ted Kulongoski
36th Governor of Oregon
In office
January 13, 2003 â€“ January 10, 2011
Preceded by John Kitzhaber
Succeeded by John Kitzhaber
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Oregon
In office
January 4, 1997 â€“ June 18, 2001
Nominated by John Kitzhaber
Preceded by Richard Unis
Succeeded by Thomas Balmer
14th Attorney General of Oregon
In office
January 4, 1993 â€“ January 4, 1997
Governor Barbara Roberts
John Kitzhaber
Preceded by Charles Crookham
Succeeded by Hardy Myers
Personal details
Born Theodore Ralph Kulongoski
(1940-11-05) November 5, 1940 (age 76)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary Oberst
Children 3
Alma mater University of Missouri
Profession Attorney
Religion Roman Catholicism
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1959–1963
Battles/wars Vietnam War

I'm very comfortable with where history will judge me.
The power to shape Oregon's future remains where it has always been – in our collective hands.
Ted Kulongoski
I have to reinvent myself.
A healthy environment is essential to a livable Oregon and a strong economy.
Ted Kulongoski
Elections are about choosing sides, but inaugurations are about closing ranks.
Ted Kulongoski
As long as the sun rises over Ontario and sets over the Pacific, I will dedicate myself to bringing the people of Oregon what they want and need most – an era of hope, change, and economic renewal.
Ted Kulongoski
Debate is healthy and no one in this chamber – starting with me – has a monopoly on being right.
Ted Kulongoski
It is a sad commentary that today we face a choice between having schools that are a monument to our past – or schools that will be the lifeblood of our future. But since that is our choice, let us resolve to choose wisely.
Ted Kulongoski
The Administration should never have walked away from the Kyoto Treaty. Global warming is real and it is here today. The facts aren't the issue. The policy is the issue. I think the Administration's policy on global warming is dead wrong.
Ted Kulongoski
I do not come bearing a party label on my sleeve – or a quick fix in my back pocket. I do not come with a rigid ideology in my heart – or a soul that tells me to go it alone. I do not come to uproot tradition – or to be imprisoned by it.
Ted Kulongoski