Douglas McKay was a businessman and politician from Oregon. He served as both a member of the town council and at one point was also the mayor of Salem, Oregon. He next went on to serve four consecutive terms in the Oregon State Senate.
McKay has another rare distinction, he fought in both World War I and World War II. In 1948 he was elected the 25th Governor of Oregon. Towards the end of his term as governor he was appointed to the United States Presidential Cabinet.
He resigned as governor and took his place as Secretary of the Interior under the Eisenhower regime. In 1959 he passed away from a heart attack at the age of 66.