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 Walter Marcus Pierce

Walter Marcus Pierce

Birth
Grundy County, Illinois, USA
Death 27 Mar 1954 (aged 92)
Yamhill County, Oregon, USA
Burial Salem, Marion County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 6921207 · View Source
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US Congressman, Oregon Governor. Born in Morris, Illinois, he was educated at the University of Michigan, taught school in Grundy County Illinois (1877-80), in Franklin County, Kansas, in 1881, then moved to Oregon and taught school in Milton, Weston and Umatilla Counties, (1883-90). He was superintendent of schools of Umatilla County, (1886-90), county clerk of Umatilla County (1890-94), then graduated from the law department of Northwestern University Illinois, was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Pendleton, Oregon, (1895-1907). He also engaged in banking, the power-light business (1898-1907), plus operated stock and wheat farms, (1907-37) and served in the Oregon State Senate, (1903-07, (1917-21). In 1923, he was elected as the 17th Governor of Oregon and served until 1927. In 1933, he was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress and to the next four succeeding Congresses, serving until he retied from politics in 1943. He died at age 92 at his home in Eola Hills, Oregon.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 12 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6921207
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Marcus Pierce (30 May 1861–27 Mar 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6921207, citing Mount Crest Abbey Mausoleum, Salem, Marion County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .