Interview with Paul De Muniz



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Retired Oregon Supreme Court justice Paul De Muniz relates some of his experiences in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and the influences that being in the military had on the decisions he would later make in his education, career, and connections with others.


The Honorable Paul J. De Muniz served on the Oregon Supreme Court from 2000-2013 and as Chief Justice from 2006-2012. He began his college education at Portland State after serving in the Air Force during the Vietnam conflict, 1965-1968, and received his bachelor's degree from PSU in 1972. He graduated from Willamette University College of Law with a J.D. in 1975 and served on the Oregon Court of Appeals from 1990 until his election to the state Supreme Court. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from PSU.


Interview recorded on Zoom, July 9. 2021. This file is edited from the original recording.

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Interview with Paul De Muniz