William Wallace Thayer

William Wallace Thayer

Birth
Lima, Livingston County, New York, USA
Death 15 Oct 1899 (aged 72)
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Plot Sec 22 Lot 47 G3S
Memorial ID 6320192 · View Source
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US Politician. A lawyer in New York, William Thayer moved to Oregon in 1862 to practice law with a brother. Lived for a time in Lewiston, Idaho and served as District Attorney for the Idaho Territory in 1866, and from 1866?67 served a session in the Idaho Territorial House of Representatives. Back in Oregon, he was elected Governor of the State of Oregon in 1878 and served a single term. This was followed by a seat on the State Supreme Court, and from 1888 to 1890 was the Chief Justice.

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  • Originally Created by: RB
  • Added: 4 Apr 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6320192
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Wallace Thayer (15 Jul 1827–15 Oct 1899), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6320192, citing Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .