Thursday, December 28, 2006

Oregon Republican League: Elder Photos

Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 142.

VINSON, JOHN S., of Pendleton, was born in Des Moins, Iowa, December 25, 1848, and came to Oregon in 1852. He lived in Clackamas County till 1864, and moved to Umatilla County in 1865. Mr. Vinson has valiantly fought his party’s battles in a Democratic county until it has been redeemed. He was the party nominee for the legislature in 1882 and 1892, and has been a delegate to conventions and the state convention of 1892. He was unanimously elected doorkeeper of the house of representatives of the legislature at the session of 1893.

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