Thursday, December 07, 2006

Oregon Republican League: Elder Photos

Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 214.

GIBBS, HON. ADDISON C., deceased, ex-Governor of Oregon, was born in Cataraugus County, New York, July 9, 1825, and was educated at Griffith Institute and New York State Normal School. He taught school and studied law and was admitted in 1849. In 1850 he came to Oregon and located at Gardiner. In 1851-2 he was a member of the territorial legislature, was Code Commissioner in 1853, and Collector of Customs for Southern Oregon. In 1858 he moved to Portland and entered into a partnership with Hon. George H. Williams. He joined the Union party and was elected Governor in 1862, and in 1866 was the Republican candidate for United States Senator, coming within one vote of election. He practiced law in Portland till his death, December 29, 1886, in London, England, while there on business. Later the Oregon Legislature had his remains brought to Portland and interred in Riverview Cemetery.

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