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John Pollard Gaines (September 22, 1795 – December 9, 1857) was a U.S. military and political figure. He was a Whig member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Kentucky ...

7/12/2009 8/21/2015

Joseph Lane (December 14, 1801 – April 19, 1881) was an American general during the Mexican-American War and Oregon Territory's first governor. Later, when Oregon became a state, he became one o...

10/20/2009 8/21/2015

Tom McCall, Governor (1913 - 1983)

Thomas Lawson McCall (March 22, 1913 – January 8, 1983) was an American politician and journalist in the state of Oregon. A Republican, he was the 30th Governor of Oregon from 1967 to 1975. A ...

3/29/2013 4/28/2013

Mark Odom Hatfield (July 12, 1922 – August 7, 2011) was an American politician and educator from the state of Oregon. A Republican, he served for 30 years as a United States Senator from Orego...

4/11/2012 4/28/2013

Robert Denison Holmes (May 11, 1909 – June 6, 1976) was an American politician and journalist from the U.S. state of Oregon. A native of the state of New York, he worked in newspapers and radi...

4/28/2013 4/28/2013

Elmo Smith, Governor MP (1909 - 1968)

Elmo Everett Smith (November 19, 1909 – July 15, 1968) was an American politician, a Republican, and the 27th Governor of the state of Oregon, U.S., from 1956 to 1957. Early life Smith...

4/27/2012 4/28/2013

Paul Linton Patterson (July 18, 1900 – January 31, 1956) was an American Republican politician. He served as President of the Oregon State Senate (1951–1952) and the 26th Governor of Or...

4/28/2013 4/28/2013

James Douglas McKay (June 24, 1893 – July 22, 1959) was an American businessman and politician from Oregon. A native of the state, he served in World War I before he became a successful busine...

3/3/2012 4/28/2013

John H. Hall, Governor (1899 - 1970)

John Hubert Hall (February 7, 1899 – November 14, 1970) was an American Republican politician from the US state of Oregon. He was Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives in 1947, fourth...

4/28/2013 4/28/2013

Earl Snell, Governor (1895 - 1947)

Earl Willcox Snell (July 11, 1895 – October 28, 1947) was an Oregon businessman American Republican politician, serving in the Oregon House of Representatives, as the Oregon Secretary of State...

4/28/2013 4/28/2013

Charles Arthur Sprague, (November 12, 1887 – March 13, 1969) was the 22nd Governor of the US state of Oregon from 1939 to 1943. He was also the editor and publisher of the Oregon Statesman fro...

4/27/2013 4/27/2013

Charles Henry Martin (October 1, 1863 – September 22, 1946) was an American Army officer and later politician in the state of Oregon. A native of Illinois, he had a 40-year career in the milit...

3/30/2009 4/27/2013

A. W. Norblad, Governor (1881 - 1960)

Albin Walter Norblad, Sr., (March 19, 1881 – April 17, 1960) was a prominent citizen of Astoria, Oregon, United States, and the 19th Governor of Oregon from 1929 to 1931. He was the father...

4/27/2013 4/27/2013

Isaac Lee "Ike" Patterson, (September 17, 1859 – December 21, 1929) was the 18th Governor of Oregon from 1927 to 1929. An Oregon native, he served in the Oregon Legislative Assembly from 1918 ...

4/8/2009 4/27/2013

Walter Marcus Pierce (May 30, 1861 – March 27, 1954) was an American politician, a Democrat, who served as the 17th Governor of Oregon and a member of the United States House of Representative...

4/27/2013 4/27/2013

Ben W. Olcott, Governor (1872 - 1952)

Ben Wilson Olcott (October 15, 1872 – July 21, 1952) was the 16th Governor of Oregon, U.S. Early life Olcott was born in Keithsburg, Illinois. He was educated at a Keithsburg elementar...

4/26/2013 4/26/2013

Oswald West, Governor (1873 - 1960)

Oswald West (May 20, 1873 – August 22, 1960) was an American politician, a Democrat, who served most notably as the 14th Governor of Oregon. He was called "Os West" by Oregon writer Stewar...

4/26/2013 4/26/2013

Jay Bowerman, Governor (1876 - 1959)

Jay Bowerman (August 15, 1876 – October 25, 1957) was an American politician who served as the 13th Governor of Oregon. Biography Bowerman was born in Hesper, Iowa, the son of Daniel and...

4/25/2013 4/25/2013

) Frank Williamson Benson (March 20, 1858 – April 14, 1911) was an American politician, a Republican, and the 12th Governor of Oregon from 1909 to 1910. A native of California, Benson also ser...

4/25/2013 4/25/2013

George Earle Chamberlain (January 1, 1854 – July 9, 1928) was an American politician, legislator, and public official in Oregon. A native of Mississippi and trained lawyer, he served as the 11...

4/17/2012 4/25/2013

Theodore Thurston Geer (March 12, 1851 – February 21, 1924) was the tenth Governor of Oregon, serving from January 9, 1899 to January 14, 1903. The Republican politician was in office when the...

11/11/2008 4/25/2013

William Paine Lord (July 1, 1838 – February 17, 1911), was a Republican politician who served as the ninth Governor of Oregon from 1895 to 1899. The Delaware native previously served as the 27...

4/25/2013 4/25/2013

Sylvester Pennoyer (July 6, 1831 – May 30, 1902) was an American educator, attorney, and politician in Oregon. He was born in New York, attended Harvard Law School, and moved to Oregon at age ...

4/25/2013 4/25/2013

Z. F. Moody, Governor (1832 - 1917)

Zenas Ferry (Z. F.) Moody (May 27, 1832 – March 14, 1917) was the seventh Governor of Oregon from 1882 to 1887. Early life Zenas Ferry Moody was born on May 27, 1832, in Granby, Massachu...

4/25/2013 4/25/2013

W. W. Thayer, Governor (1827 - 1899)

William Wallace Thayer (July 15, 1827 – October 15, 1899), was a Democratic politician active in U.S. states of Idaho and Oregon. Most notably, he served as the sixth Governor of Oregon from 1...

4/25/2013 4/25/2013

Stephen Fowler Chadwick (December 25, 1825 – January 15, 1895) was an American Democratic politician who served as the fifth Governor of Oregon from 1877 to 1878. Governor Chadwick was the fir...

4/24/2013 4/24/2013

La Fayette Grover (November 29, 1823 – May 10, 1911) was a Democratic politician and lawyer from the US state of Oregon. He was the fourth Governor of Oregon, serving from 1870 to 1877. A nati...

4/10/2012 4/24/2013

George Lemuel Woods (1832 - 1890)

George Lemuel Woods (July 30, 1832 – January 7, 1890) was an American lawyer, judge, and politician. A member of the Republican Party, Woods served as the third Governor of Oregon from 1866&#x...

4/24/2013 4/24/2013

A. C. Gibbs, Governor (1825 - 1886)

Addison Crandall Gibbs (July 9, 1825 – December 29, 1886) was an American politician. He was the second Governor of Oregon from 1862 until 1866, and previously served in the Oregon Territory's...

4/24/2013 4/24/2013

John Whiteaker, Governor (1820 - 1902)

John Whiteaker (May 4, 1820 – October 2, 1902) was an American politician, soldier, and judge primarily in Oregon. A native of Indiana, he joined the Army during the Mexican-American War and t...

4/24/2013 4/24/2013