Robert Glasgow (b. 1944)

Robert Glasgow was born on November 13, 1944 in Portland, Oregon. His parents are Joseph Glasgow and Lena (Lee) Friedman Glasgow Schiff, and his siblings are Sara Glasgow Cogan, Boruk Glasgow, and William Glasgow.  Joseph was born in Lithuania, and Lena was born in Brooklyn, New York; they came to Portland to work in the Oregon shipyards in 1943.

Bob was educated in Portland Public Schools at Shattuck Elementary and Lincoln High School, where he was Junior Class President.  He received his B.A. in Political Science at George Washington University in 1966 and his J.D. with honors at George Washington University Law School in 1969.  Bob practiced law in Portland from 1969 until his retirement in 2009.  He began at Dusenbury, Martin, Beatty, Bischoff, & Templeton, then founded his own firm, and spent the last seventeen years at Black Helterline.

Bob has served on many boards in the Jewish and general communities, including the following:  Jewish Family & Child Service (Treasurer), Multnomah County Legal Aide (President), Oregon Legal Services Corporation, Jewish Federation of Portland, Mittleman Jewish Community Center (President), Oregon Jewish Community Foundation (Founding Board Member), Cedar Sinai Park (Vice-President), American Jewish Committee--Oregon Chapter (President), Uniting to Understand Racism (Vice-President), and B’nai B’rith Summer Camp, LLC (Vice-President).

In 1968, Bob married Lesley Veltman Glasgow, and they have two children, Emily Glasgow (married to Craig Dorfman) and Jordan Glasgow, and two grandchildren: Amica Dorfman and Asa Dorfman.  

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