Friday, December 29, 2006
Oregon Republican League: Elder Photos
Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 178.
STEEL, GEORGE A., of Portland, was born in Stafford, Ohio, in 1846, and came to Portland in 1862. He worked as an accountant, was County Treasurer two years, and for a short time was Assistant Postmaster. In 1879 he embarked in the wholesale stationery business. Several years later he was appointed Special Agent of the Postal Department. In 1876 he was chairman of the Republican state central committee, at the time when the effort was made to steal one electoral vote away from the Republicans candidate for the presidency, Mr. Hayes. He has held the same position subsequently. In 1879 he was appointed Deputy Collector of the port. In 1881 he was appointed Postmaster, going out when Cleveland was first elected. President Harrison appointed him again in 1889, and he retired again at the expiration of four years, to make way for a Democratic successor. In 1886 he was elected State Senator, and served two sessions. He is connected with large business enterprises, particularly the electric railway line to Oregon City and other points.