McCall, Tom

McCall, (Thomas Lawson) Tom

(1913–83) journalist, governor; born in Egypt, Mass. After serving in World War II as a U.S. Navy correspondent, he became a television journalist in Portland, Ore., and produced Pollution in Paradise. A Republican, he became Oregon's secretary of state (1964–66). As Oregon's governor (1967–75), he passed 100 environmental protection bills, including the first state fuel conservation plan, in 1974. He later chaired environmental foundations.