Friday, December 29, 2006
Oregon Republican League: Elder Photos
Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 188.
MAYS, HON. ROBERT, of The Dalles, was born on a farm in Tennessee in 1830, and educated in the common schools. He was reared in Illinois, and in 1852 crossed the plains to Oregon, and located in Lane County. In 1858 he moved to Wasco County, where he has ever since been engaged in farming and stock-raising, and is one of the most successful men in the county. For the past twenty-four years he has resided in The Dalles. Mr. Mays was elected as a democrat to the legislature in 1860, but was one of those who voted for Colonel E. D. Baker for Senator, and has ever since been a Republican. He was again elected in 1874. Recently he served two terms as Mayor of Dalles City, and is now the Republican nominee for Judge of Wasco County. HE has continuously taken an active part in Republican work. Mr. Mays has a large landed and stock interests, and is interested in two large stores.