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Oregon Legislators and Staff Guide


Territorial Government Legislators and Staff

Red Dot 1851 Regular Session (3rd Territorial): December 1, 1851-January 21, 1852

Council
House

This was the first session held at Salem at the Oregon Institute, a Methodist denominational school organized in 1842.


Council

Legislator

County

District

Officers & Staff

Party1

Deady, M. P.

Yamhill

9


Garrison, Joseph

Marion

5


Hall, Lawrence

Washington

8


Humphrey, A. L.

Benton, Lane, Umpqua

1


Lancaster, Columbus2

Clarke, Lewis, Vancouver

3


Lovejoy, A. L.

Clackamas

2


Mealey, W.B.

Linn

4


Parker, Samuel

Marion, Clackamas

6

President

Waymire, Fred

Polk

7





Huelat, Septimus - Doorkeeper




Micou, Thomas B. - Enrolling Clerk




Terry, Chester N - Assistant Clerk




White, Richard J. - Chief Clerk




Wiley, Richard E. - Sergeant -at -arms

 

House

Legislator

County

District

Officers & Staff

Party3

Allphine, William

Linn

8


Anderson, John A

Clatsop, Pacific

6


D

Avery, J. C.

Benton

1


D

Bishop, Z. C.

Washington

19


Brownfield, D. F.4

Clatsop, Pacific

19


W

Chapman, Wilie

Marion

11


D

Cole, G. E.

Benton

2


Curry, George L.

Clackamas

3

Davidson, James

Marion

12

D

Drew, Joseph W.

Umpqua

16

Ford, Nathaniel

Polk

15

D

Hembree, A. J.

Yamhill

20

D

Holman, J. S.

Polk

14

King, William M.

Washington

18

Speaker

Kinney, R. C.

Yamhill

22

Matlock, W. T.4

Clackamas

5

McSween, Samuel

Yamhill

21

Risdon, D. M.

Lane

10

Simpson, Benjamin

Marion

13

D

Wait, A. E.4

Clackamas

4

W

White, Luther

Linn

9

Wilcox, Ralph

Washington

17

Frazer, William L. - Doorkeeper

Harding, Benjamin F. - Chief Clerk

Massey, E. L. - Ass't Clerk

McCormick, Benjamin - Sergeant-at-Arms

 

1No council party membership found

2Mr. Lancaster refused to meet with the council at Salem. He proceeded to Oregon City and declared himself president of the council; drew up a memorial to Congress and after a time, returned to his home.

3D = Democrat; W = Whig

4A. E. Wait, W. T. Matlock and D. F. Brownfield refused to go to Salem where the majority of the members had assembled. They met in the territorial library room at Oregon City, and, not having a quorum, adjourned from day to day for two weeks then disbanded.

On the nineth day of January, 1852, the house of the territorial legislature convened in joint assembly and Judge O. C. Pratt, associate justice of the supreme court, read to them his opinion sustaining their action in convening the legislature in Salem.

Chief justice Thomas Nelson and associate justice William Strong had opened a session of the supreme court at Oregon City but the legislative assembly did not recognize their rulings.


 

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