Earl Wilcox Snell

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Earl Wilcox Snell

Gilliam County, Oregon, USA
Death 28 Oct 1947 (aged 52)
Lake County, Oregon, USA
Burial Salem, Marion County, Oregon, USA
Plot Block 1 Section 27 Lot 1
Memorial ID 20129089 · View Source
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Oregon Governor. An automobile dealer from Arlington, Snell won election to the Oregon House of Representatives from 1927 through 1933. From 1934 until 1943, he was Secretary of State of Oregon. Prevented from running for re-election, he successfully challeged the incumbent governor for the Republican nomination in 1942 and won the general election with 78 percent of the votes over his Democratic opponent. He was overwhelmingly re-elected in 1946. Snell was successful in moving the Republican legislature toward acceptance of many New Deal measures that had achieved public acceptance. He died in an airplane crash.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Earl Wilcox Snell (11 Jul 1895–28 Oct 1947), Find a Grave Memorial no. 20129089, citing Belcrest Memorial Park, Salem, Marion County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .