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Wilbur “Web” Hallauer dies: Former state lawmaker, DOE director

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OROVILLE — Wilbur “Web” Hallauer, a former state senator and state Department of Ecology director known for his staunch defense of a fellow lawmaker in the 1960s, died Dec. 19 at the age of 99.

He lived in Oroville.

A Democrat, Hallauer served eight years as a state representative and 12 years as a state senator before he was appointed to head the Ecology department from 1977 to 1980.

He was already a longtime lawmaker from Oroville when, in 1962,…

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