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.
NORBLAD, Albin Walter, Jr., (1908 - 1964)
NORBLAD, Albin Walter, Jr., a Representative from Oregon; born in Escanaba, Delta County, Mich., September 12, 1908, and moved with his parents to Astoria, Oreg., the same year; attended the public schools of Astoria and the New Mexico Military Academy at Roswell; was graduated from the University of Oregon at Eugene in 1932 and also took graduate work at the Harvard Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1932 and commenced practice in Astoria, Clatsop County, Oreg; member of the State house of representatives 1935-1937; member of the board of trustees of Linfield College; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1940; served as combat intelligence officer, Ninth Air Force, 1942-1945; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-ninth Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative James W. Mott and reelected to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 18, 1946-September 20, 1964); interment in Lone Oak Cemetery, Stayton, Oreg.