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George Edward Cole

  • Birth 23 Dec 1826 Trenton, Oneida County, New York, USA
  • Death 3 Dec 1906 Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
  • Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
  • Plot Section 6 Lot 61 G2S
  • Memorial ID 6306948

U.S. Congressman, Washington Governor. Successful in mercantile pursuits in Oregon Territory, he entered politics and was a member of the Oregon House of Representatives, serving (1852-53) and clerk of the U.S. District Court of Oregon, (1859-60). Relocating to Washington State in 1860, he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress, serving (1863-65). In 1866, President Andrew Johnson appointed him as a Democrat the 6th Governor of the Territory Washington, serving until 1867. After leaving office, he engaged in railroad construction, (1869-72), was Postmaster of Portland, Oregon, (1873-81) and Treasurer of Spokane County, (1890-92). Retiring from politics, he resumed his previous interests until his death age 79.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: RB
  • Added: 1 Apr 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6306948
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Edward Cole (23 Dec 1826–3 Dec 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6306948, citing Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .