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Gaskin , Vernon Pioneer amateur golfer in Portland, Oregon. Along with J.C. Fentress and Sam Wagner he helped organize the Leisure Hour Golf Club in 1944 to provide golfing opportunities for African Americans who were prevented from playing on most Portland golf courses with the exception of the East Moreland golf course. He provided the initial vision in 1953 to form the Western States Golf Association that was formally established in 1954, and served as Area Vice President of the Pacific Northwest until 1973.