Friday, December 29, 2006

Oregon Republican League: Elder Photos

Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 166.

SEARS, GEORGE C., of Portland, was born in Vermont in 1840, going with his father to California in 1850. As a clerk he earned money to give himself a course of four years at Oakland college. He then enlisted in the California Volunteers and served until the close of the war, being mustered out as a lieutenant. He engaged in merchandising, saw mill business and stock raising until 1872, when he came to Portland and engaged in the grocery business two years and in the livery business four years. In 1878 he was elected Assessor of Multnomah County, and was re-elected was re-elected in 1880. In 1882 he was elected Sheriff. In 1890 he was again the Republican nominee for Assessor, and was elected. In 1892 he was re-elected as an independent candidate, and in 1894 was elected Sheriff as an independent candidate. He is now the nominee for that office of one wind of the Republican party. In 1878, at the time of the Indian war in Eastern Oregon, Mr. Sears raised a company of one hundred men for service. He is a member of many fraternal and patriotic societies, and an active worker in them all.

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