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 James Withycombe

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James Withycombe

  • Birth 21 Mar 1854 Tavistock, West Devon Borough, Devon, England
  • Death 3 Mar 1919 Salem, Marion County, Oregon, USA
  • Burial Salem, Marion County, Oregon, USA
  • Memorial ID 5986395

Oregon Governor He immegrated to the United States in 1871, when his parents settled ona farm near Hillsboro, Oregon. He became a successful scientific farmer, and in 1898 was recruited by Oregon Agricultural College (now Oregon State University) to teach farmers. Withycombe served as Oregon State Governor from 1915 - 1918. He won re-election but died two months into his second term. Created the Oregon State Defense Force during WWI to protect Oregon's war industry from striking workers.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: RB
  • Added: 20 Nov 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5986395
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Withycombe (21 Mar 1854–3 Mar 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5986395, citing Mount Crest Abbey Mausoleum, Salem, Marion County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .