Republican politician who served as a Senator of Oregon from 1969 until he resigned in 1995 due to allegations of sexual harassment and assault of women emerged.
He received a degree from New York University Law School, where he earned national awards in moot court competition and was elected student body president.
He was a rare pro-choice republican who, two years before Roe v. Wade, introduced the Senate's first abortion legalization bill.
He is the great-grandson of William H. Packwood, the youngest member of the Oregon Constitutional Convention of 1857. He married his second wife, Elaine, in 1998.
In 1987, he crossed party lines to vote against admitting Robert Bork to the Supreme Court.