Victor S. Gilliam (born July 21, 1953) is an American politician and part-time actor from the state of Oregon. A Republican, he served in the Oregon House of Representatives from the 18th District from his appointment in January 2007 until his resignation in January 2017. A native of Ohio, he has lived in Silverton, Oregon since 1998.
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Vic Gilliam was born in Dover, Ohio, on July 21, 1953. After high school he received a Bachelor of Arts from Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon, in 1975. In 1982, Gilliam earned a master of education degree in higher education administration from the University of South Carolina. Vic is married to Becky. He has two daughters, and Becky has a son.
Gilliam worked as a legislative aide for United States Senator Mark O. Hatfield from 1976–1981, and at the International Youth Foundation from 1983–2003. He has worked as a development officer for Oregon Health Sciences University and Willamette University. Gilliam is also a part-time actor, a member of the Screen Actors Guild who has appeared in one episode of the television series Leverage.
In November 2015, Gilliam announced that he received a preliminary diagnosis of ALS. At the time of his diagnosis, he told his constituents that he would serve as long as his health allowed. He resigned from the House on January 30, 2017.
In May 2016, Gilliam was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by his alma mater, Warner Pacific College. In October 2016, he received the Statesman of the Year award by the Oregon Business Association.
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