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  Whiteaker, John
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NameJohn Whiteaker
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Eugene, Oregon , United States
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Born May 04, 1820
DiedOctober 02, 1902 (82 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Aug 16, 2015 04:41am
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InfoWHITEAKER, John, a Representative from Oregon; born in Dearborn County, near Fort Wayne, Ind., May 4, 1820; was self-educated and engaged in agricultural pursuits and stock raising; moved to the Pacific coast in 1849, and settled in Lane County, Oreg., in 1852; elected judge of probate for Lane County in 1855; member of the Territorial legislature in 1857

Governor (D-OR) 1858-1862 [First Governor of the state]

Member of the State house of representatives in 1866 and 1868, and served as speaker; again elected to the State house of representatives in 1870; member of the State board of equalization in 1872, and served as chairman; member of the commission to examine, report upon, and receive the locks and canal at the falls of the Willamette River; member of the State senate 1876-1880, and served as president of the sessions of 1876 and 1878

U.S. House (D-OR) 1879-1881. His train trip to Washington DC in 1879 set a new record for transcontinental travel of 64 hours for 1,928 miles. Chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Pensions (Forty-sixth Congress). Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress

Appointed internal-revenue collector for the district of Oregon and served from June 20, 1885, to February 27, 1890; moved to Eugene, Lane County, Oreg., in 1889 and died there October 2, 1902; interment in the Masonic Cemetery.

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  06/07/1880 OR - District 01 Lost 47.77% (-3.67%)
  06/03/1878 OR - District 01 Won 49.95% (+3.43%)
  06/27/1858 OR - Governor Won 54.93% (+9.85%)
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