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Walter Marcus Pierce
Birth: May 30, 1861
Death: Mar. 27, 1954

US Congressman, Oregon Governor. Born in Morris, Illinois, he was educated at the University of Michigan, taught school in Grundy County Illinois (1877-80), in Franklin County, Kansas, in 1881, then moved to Oregon and taught school in Milton, Weston and Umatilla Counties, (1883-90). He was superintendent of schools of Umatilla County, (1886-90), county clerk of Umatilla County (1890-94), then graduated from the law department of Northwestern University Illinois, was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Pendleton, Oregon, (1895-1907). He also engaged in banking, the power-light business (1898-1907), plus operated stock and wheat farms, (1907-37) and served in the Oregon State Senate, (1903-07, (1917-21). In 1923, he was elected as the 17th Governor of Oregon and served until 1927. In 1933, he was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress and to the next four succeeding Congresses, serving until he retied from politics in 1943. He died at age 92 at his home in Eola Hills, Oregon. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Clara Rudio Pierce (1869 - 1890)*
  Laura M Rudio Pierce (1871 - 1925)*
  Cornelia Marvin Pierce (1873 - 1957)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Crest Abbey Mausoleum
Salem
Marion County
Oregon, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Nov 12, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6921207
Walter Marcus Pierce
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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