Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Oregon Republican League: Elder Photos
Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 74.
GATCH, CLAUD, of Salem, was born at Olympia, Washington, June 29, 1859, and came to Salem when four months old. His father, Thomas N. Gatch, was president of Willamette University and was Mayor of Salem two terms. Mr. Gatch is a stalwart Republican, of old Whig and Protectionist ancestry. Since 1888 he has been a delegate to every country convention, and was a delegate to the league meetings of 1895 and 1868, being elected at the latter vice-president of the Republican League of Oregon by a large majority. He is president of the Salem Republican Club, the largest in the state, having a genuine membership of 1002. Mr. Gatch was elected Mayor of Salem 1892 and re-elected in 1894. He is cashier of Ladd & Bush’s Bank, and a business man of reputation and capacity.