George Lemuel Woods

George Lemuel Woods

Birth
Boone County, Missouri, USA
Death 7 Jan 1890 (aged 57)
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Plot Section 6, lot E
Memorial ID 5986287 · View Source
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George Woods was born in Boone Co., Missouri in 1832. He came to Oregon in 1847 and was a carpenter, gold miner, student of the law who was admitted to the Oregon Bar in 1858. One of the founders of the Republican Party in Oregon. Presidential elector for Abraham Lincoln. Served several judgeships, including Idaho Territory Supreme Court. Governor of Oregon from 1866 - 1870. Involved in the US War Department's Indian Policy formation, and the building of railroads from Oregon to California. In 1871 President Grant appointed George Woods as Governor of Utah, a position he held until 1875. He practiced law in California, Nevada and Oregon until his death in Portland, Oregon.

Bio by: RB


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  • Originally Created by: RB
  • Added: 20 Nov 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5986287
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Lemuel Woods (30 Jul 1832–7 Jan 1890), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5986287, citing River View Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .