R. Gregory Nokes retired in 2003 after 43 years in journalism, including 25 years with The Associated Press and 15 years with The Oregonian in Portland. While with The AP, he was stationed in New York, San Juan, Buenos Aires and Washington, D.C., where he served as both an economics and diplomatic correspondent. He traveled to more than 50 countries during his career.

Nokes graduated from Willamette University and attended Harvard University as a 1972 Nieman Fellow. Since retiring from journalism, he has embarked on a second career as a writer and lecturer on events in the history of the Pacific Northwest. Nokes and his wife, Candise, live in West Linn, Oregon.

Published works include:

  • The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett, Oregon State University Press, 2018
  • Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory, Oregon State Press, 2013.
  • Massacred for Gold: The Chinese in Hells Canyon, Oregon State University Press, 2009.
  • A Most Daring Outrage: Murders at Chinese Massacre Cove. Oregon Historical Quarterly, Fall 2006.
  • Holmes vs. Ford: Oregon’s 1852 Slavery Case, paper presented at 2012 Pacific Northwest History conference in Tacoma, Washington, 2012.
  • Contributing author to The Media and Foreign Policy, St. Martin’s Press, 1990.

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