Dennis Lindsay, Willamette Week's First Investor, Dies

october 11, 2007  08:22 am
"Over the years, Willamette Week (now owned by the paper's editor and publisher) has benefited from the great generosity of many Portlanders and has been blessed by lots of luck," writes publisher Richard Meeker. "No outsider did more for us than Dennis Lindsay, a local lawyer who died Oct. 2 of complications from a stroke." Lindsay's donation of $6,000 gave founder Ron Buel the financial confidence to start the paper in 1974. Lindsay's law firm also served as general counsel for the paper from 1974 until the early '80s, and he was the first chair of the paper's board of directors.