Friday, December 29, 2006

Oregon Republican League: Elder Photos

Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 168.

BENSON, HENRY I. [Editor inserted: Henry L. Benson], of Grant’s Pass, was born in Stockton, California, July 6, 1854, and came to Grant’s Pass in 1886. He was admitted to the California bar in 1877 and practiced law in San Jose two years. He taught school a year at Wilbur, and was three years at State Normal School at Drain before settling in Grant’s Pass as principal of the public school. In 1892 he was elected Prosecuting Attorney, and again in 1894, and is the only Republican ever getting a majority for that office in Josephine County. In 1888 he was nominated for County Clerk, and this year is the nominee for legislature. He was a delegate to the Douglas County conventions of 1882, 1884 and 1886, and was chairman if the first two.

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