Thursday, December 28, 2006

Oregon Republican League: Elder Photos

Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 132.

METSCHAN, PHIL., of Canyon City, but for the last six years a resident of Salem as State Treasurer, was born in Germany in 1840, and came to America in 1854, residing in Cincinnati until 1859. He then spent several years in Kansas, Colorado, and California, coming to Oregon in 1862. He began business as a butcher, but soon embarked in merchandising in Grant County, retiring from business in 1888. He took a leading part in Republican politics in that section of the state. From 1868 to 1872 he was Treasurer of Grant County, from 1876 to 1878, County Clerk, and again from 1888 to 1890. From 1882 to 1886 he was a County Judge. In 1890 he was elected State Treasurer, and was renominated in 1894 without opposition, and elected by a big majority. He is a man of forceful character and genial disposition, and is deservedly popular with all classes.

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