Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies
Every Wednesday, the Oregon Republican League will post the biographies of important figures, in the League's/State of Oregon's history. Feel free to comment or share stories of your family's Republican affiliation.
BARRY, Alexander Grant, (1892 - 1952)
Senate Years of Service: 1938-1939
Oregon Historical Society
BARRY, Alexander Grant, a Senator from Oregon; born in Astoria, Clatsop County, Oreg., August 23, 1892; attended the public schools of Astoria and Portland, Oreg., the University of Washington at Seattle, the University of Oregon Law School, and Northwest College of Law at Portland, Oreg.; admitted to the bar in 1917 and commenced practice in Portland, Oreg.; during the First World War was commissioned a second lieutenant and served in the artillery until February 1919; member of the Oregon Relief Committee in 1932, the Oregon Relief Commission in 1933, and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission 1933-1935; chairman of School District No. 1 Civil Service Board in 1937 and 1938; elected on November 8, 1938, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Frederick Steiwer and served from November 9, 1938, to January 3, 1939; was not a candidate for election to the full term; resumed the practice of law; member, State house of representatives 1945-1950; died in Portland, Oreg., December 28, 1952; interment in Willamette National Cemetery.