Friday, December 08, 2006

Oregon Republican League: Elder Photos

Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 272.

THOMPSON, HON. D. P. [Editor inserted: Daniel David P. Thompson], of Portland, was born in Cadiz, Ohio, November 8, 1834. He was early employed as a mechanical engineer, and learned the blacksmith trade. In 1853 he came to Oregon and began hard work at Oregon City. In 1854 he was appointed on the United States survey, and continued seven years. He enlisted in the First Oregon Cavalry and retired with rank of captain. He worked on surveying till 1874, when President Grant appointed him Governor of Idaho, holding the office two years. He was a delegate to the national convention of 1876, and the same year located in Portland. He was gradually become extensively interested in banks, mines and other enterprises, and has accumulated a fortune. He was for four years a member of the state senate from Clackamas County, and in 1878 was elected to the house from Multnomah. In 1879 he was elected Mayor of Portland, and was re-elected in 1881. In 1887 he went abroad for a year, and on his return was elected to the legislature again. In 1892 he was appointed United States Minister to Turkey, but the next year retired for a Democratic successor. In 1890 Mr. Thompson was the party nominee for Governor of the state, but was beaten by a Democratic and Populist combination. He is now the nominee for Member of the State Board of Equalization.

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