Dan Ogden political and civic leader dies at 95

first_imgDan Ogden Jr., whose lengthy political résumé included campaigning for John F. Kennedy as well as for his late wife, Val Ogden, has died.The retired agency administrator died Thursday in Vancouver; he was 95.Ogden also was a former political science professor who eventually took part in hands-on party politics. Dan and Val Ogden moved in 1985 to Clark County, where Dan became a Democratic activist while Val, who died in 2014, served 12 years in the state Legislature.Mike Gaston, who was on the other side of the political fence, said Friday morning that he’s lost a friend.“Dan was a dear friend,” Gaston said. “Dan and I both believed that the opposing parties still had much in common.“Although we were political opposites at the time — he was county Democratic chair and I was the Republican chair — Dan and I went into high school classes and spoke about politics,” Gaston said.last_img

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