Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies
Every Wednesday (we're late!), 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.
WILLIAMS, Richard, (1836 - 1914)
WILLIAMS, Richard, a Representative from Oregon; born in Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio, November 15, 1836; attended the common schools; moved to Monroe County, Oreg., in 1851; was educated at the Willamette University, Salem, Oreg.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1857 and commenced practice in Kirbyville, Josephine County, Oreg.; moved to Portland, Oreg., in 1865 and practiced law; unsuccessful Republican candidate for election in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879); was not a candidate for renomination in 1878; resumed the practice of law in Portland, Oreg.; elected a member of the Portland School Board in 1890 and served for twenty years; died in Portland, Oreg., June 19, 1914; interment in Riverview Cemetery.