Frohnmayer, Otto, 1905-1997

Otto Frohnmayer helped to establish the Rogue Valley Medical Center, Mercy Flights, the first Medford Arts Council. He served on the Medford School Board and committess for downtown Medford, YMCA and United Way. He was a Director for the Oregon Community Foundation. Frohnmayer donated his office building to the Rogue VAlley Art Association. It was purchased by the Craterian Board and is now the Craterian Theater. The lobby is named the Frohnmayer Lobby. He also donated six acres to Medford, and they are now the Donahue-Frohnmayer Park. Frohnmayer was praised as a "standard for an old-fashioned ideal of citizenship." Sources: SOHS Vertical file, So. Oregon Heritage, Summer 1995; SOHS Oral History 310; Lynn Sjolund interview

City: 

Medford

Residence: 

Portland, Medford

Spouse: 

MarAbel Fisher Braden, 6/10/1936

Children: 

Mira, 1938 David John Philip, b. 1947

Relations: 

His Children Mira and Phil headed voice dept. at PLU & Loyala, respectively David served as OR Attorney General, head of U O Law School, UO President John headed Oregon Arts & National Endowment for the Arts

Education: 

OIT Business School, U of Oregon undergraduate and law school (1933)

Honors: 

SOSC President's Medal of Honor, 1993 President, Kiwanis Club Univ. of Oregon Alumnus of the Year, 1979 Univ. of Oregon Pioneer Award 1983

Nationality: 

German, emigrated to Portland in 1906

Occupation: 

Attorney, 62 years with Frohnmayer, Deatherage & Lowry (oldest law firm in So. Oregon)