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.
SINNOTT, Nicholas John, (1870 - 1929)
SINNOTT, Nicholas John, a Representative from Oregon; born in The Dalles, Wasco County, Oreg., December 6, 1870; attended the public schools and Wasco Independent Academy at The Dalles; was graduated from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, in 1892; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1895 and commenced practice at The Dalles, Oreg.; elected to the State senate in 1909 and 1911; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1913, until his resignation effective May 31, 1928; chairman, Committee on Public Lands (Sixty-sixth through Seventieth Congresses), Committee on Patents (Seventieth Congress); appointed by President Coolidge on April 18, 1928, as a judge of the United States Court of Claims, at Washington, D.C., in which capacity he served until his death in Washington, D.C., July 20, 1929; interment in St. Peters Cemetery, The Dalles, Oreg.