Thursday, December 28, 2006
Oregon Republican League: Elder Photos
Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 136.
IRWIN, HON. G. M. [Editor inserted: George M. Irwin], State Superintendent of Public Instruction, is a native of Zanesville, Ohio, and a graduate of the Ohio Wesleyan University. He entered the ministry of the M. E. church, and during the war was chaplain of the Forty-fourth Illinois Infantry, and later with the Sanitary Commission. He has been a minister and educator for more than thirty years. In 1880 he came to Walla Walla and was an instrumental in founding the colleges at Lewiston and Spokan. In 1882 he came to Oregon as President of the Blue Mountain University. He has done much effective campaign work for the Republican Party. In 1888 he was appointed Superintendent of the Indian Training School at Chemawa, and held the position three years. In 1892 he was a Presidential elector, and in 1894 was elected Senate Superintendent of Public Instruction.