Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Oregon Republican League: Elder Photos
Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 100.
MASON, W. S., of Portland, was born in Virginia in 1832. In 1882 he came to Portland and became a partner in the firm of McCraken, Mason & Co., wholesale grocers, and a few years later entered the firm of Mason, Ehrman & Co. in the same line of trade. He is an ardent Republican and an active member of the James G. Blaine Club. He has been a delegate to conventions and league meetings frequently. In 1892 Mr. Mason was elected the first Mayor of the consolidated City of Portland, at a time when there was a great popular demand for a business administration free from the dictation and methods of political bosses. Such an administration he gave the city, fulfilling in every particular the expectations of his friends. He was again nominated for Mayor by one branch of the Republican party this year, but declined to accept.