Saturday, December 30, 2006
Oregon Republican League: Elder Photos
Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 248.
YATES, HON. CHRIS. P., of Manning, was born in Chataqua County, New York, June 23, 1835. He enlisted in the First Colorado cavalry as a private and served through the war, being mustered out as Captain and Assistant Surgeon. He was a member of the first constitution convention of Colorado. Mr. Yates traveled all through South America as a special correspondent. In 1871 he came to Oregon and was connected with the Portland Telegram, News and other papers, and in the music business till 1882, when he located on a farm in Washington County. Mr. Yates was a delegate to he Multnomah County convention in 1876 and 1878 and the Washington County since 1888, a delegate to the state convention in 1892 and 1894, and the club meeting of 1895 and 1896. In 1890 he was appointed Postmaster of Manning. Mr. Yates was elected to the legislature in Multnomah County in 1878, and in Washington County in 1894.