Saturday, December 30, 2006
Oregon Republican League: Elder Photos
Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 236.
GURDANE, J. S. [Editor inserted: John S. Gurdane], of Ridge, member of legislature from Umatilla County, was born at sea, of Scotch parentage, in 1824, and came to America when six years of age. He lived in the State of New York till 1847, when he enlisted in the navy and served five years, part of the time in the Mexican war. For several years he was master of a vessel. He served four years during the civil war, part of the time in the Fourteenth Wisconsin and part in the navy. He has been a Republican ever since he voted for Fremont in 1856, and has been an active local worker all that time. He came to Oregon in 1882, and is engaged in farming and stock raising. He has attended nearly every county convention since that time, and in 1894 was elected to the lower house of the legislature in a county that has almost always been represented by a Democrat. He has been renominated.