By Associated Press • 

Oregon political, academic leader Dave Frohnmayer dies at 74

University of Oregon photo##Dave Frohnmayer
University of Oregon photo##Dave Frohnmayer

PORTLAND - Dave Frohnmayer, a widely respected leader in Oregon politics and academics, has died at 74.

A statement from his family says Frohnmayer died Monday night after what it called “a quiet battle” for five years against prostate cancer.

Frohnmayer, a Republican, was a former attorney general, president of the University of Oregon and candidate for governor.

He served in the Legislature before he was elected attorney general in 1980, a job he held through three terms.

He ran for governor in 1990 but lost in a three-way race to Democrat Barbara Roberts.

After that he went to the University of Oregon, where he served as dean of the law school and then, for 15 years, as president of the school.

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