"I am deeply saddened at the passing of Dave Frohnmayer with whom I was privileged to work with throughout my professional career. I first met Dave when he was in the office of Secretary of Health and Human Services, Bob Finch, during the Nixon Administration and I was working on lowering the voting age. It was during that campaign that I got a sense of Dave’s calling to public service. We served together in the Oregon Legislature in the 1970’s where he was a thoughtful voice in the finest tradition of progressive Republicanism in Oregon.
"Dave was thoughtful, reform oriented, and was a great partner to work on legislation and public policy. Throughout his subsequent career as attorney general, dean of the University of Oregon Law School, and president of the University of Oregon, he was someone I would consult on public policy and enjoy talking politics in Oregon.
"His career spans almost half a century and made an indelible mark on Oregon. Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and former colleagues. Dave leaves us too soon, and with so much to work on and discuss, but all of us in Oregon are better for his friendship and his service."
— Earl Blumenauer
Oregon's 3rd Congressional District