Friday, December 29, 2006

Oregon Republican League: Elder Photos

Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 154.

GILBERT, A. N. [Editor inserted: Andrew N. Gilbert], of Salem, was born at Grandview, Illinois, March 18, 1840, and came to Oregon in 1866. He has been continuously engaged in the grocery business of Salem. He has been a prominent figure in the Republican party of Oregon for a third of a century. He has been a delegate to county and state conventions and state league meetings, and a member of central committees almost continuously. For three years, beginning in 1870, he was Treasurer of the city of Salem, and from September 19, 1889, to August 16, 1894, he was Postmaster of that city. He was a member of the legislatures of 1874, 1876, 1882, 1885, and the special session of 1885. March 4, 1895, he was appointed by Governor W. P. Lord as Superintendent of the Oregon State Penitentiary, which position he now holds. Mr. Gilbert has always exercised much influence in the politics of Marion County and the state.

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