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Sylvester Pennoyer
Birth: Jul. 6, 1831
Death: May 30, 1902

Oregon Governor. Born in Groton, New York, he was educated at Harvard Law School where he graduated in 1854. By 1855 he was in Oregon establishing an academic career. In 1862 he entered the lumber business, and began writing editorials to the Oregon Herald. He became owner of that paper in 1869. He was elected Governor of Oregon on an anti-Chinese platform, and served from 1887 to 1895. He retired early from that office to participate in national politics, namely campaigning for the silver standard, and served as Mayor of Portland, Oregon in 1896 to 1898. He died on his ranch near Portland in 1902. (bio by: RB) 
Family links: 
  Justus Pennoyer (1794 - 1875)
  Elizabeth Howland Pennoyer (1796 - 1871)
  Mary Ann Peters Pennoyer (1840 - 1912)*
  Robert W Pennoyer (1857 - 1858)*
  Grace Pennoyer (1863 - 1865)*
  Horace N Pennoyer (1875 - 1894)*
  Agnes Pennoyer (1877 - 1888)*
*Calculated relationship
River View Cemetery
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Section 1, Lot 23, Grave 3
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: RB
Record added: Nov 20, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5986306
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