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U.S. Attorney Statement on the Passing of Dr. T. Allen Bethel

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore.—Billy J. Williams, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, released the following statement on the passing of Dr. T. Allen Bethel:

“Today we mourn the loss of Dr. T. Allen Bethel, a true civil rights icon. Dr. Bethel was a visionary leader who reminded us all that the first duty of society is justice. He was a leader with incredible strength, courage, faith, and dignity. His words stirred passion and his work stirred action. People listened when he spoke because of his impeccable character, poise, and passion for change. I deeply respected Dr. Bethel and will miss him.”

Updated December 23, 2020