US -Whiteaker, John Jr. - Governor, OR

John Whiteaker Jr.:
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Born: May 4, 1820
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Birthplace: Dearborn County Indiana
Father:
John Whiteaker Sr. 1786 – 1864
Mother: Nancy J. Smales 1786 – 1868
Wife: Nancy Jane Hargrave 1828 – 1912
(Buried: Masonic Cemetery Eugene Oregon)

Children:
John Charles Whiteaker 1854 – 1888
(Buried: Masonic Cemetery Eugene Oregon)
Ann Whiteaker 1857 – 1950
(Buried: Masonic Cemetery Eugene Oregon)
Estelle Whiteaker Jarvis 1860 – 1916
(Buried: Masonic Cemetery Eugene Oregon)
Benjamin “Ben” Whiteaker 1862 – 1929
(Buried: Masonic Cemetery Eugene Oregon)
James H. Whiteaker 1865 – 1930
(Buried: Masonic Cemetery Eugene Oregon)


Political Party: Democratic Party
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Occupation before War:

Carpenter in Dearborn County Indiana
Volunteered for Mexican – American War but never went into battle.
1849 – 1852: Participated in the California Gold Rush
1857 – 1858: Farmer in Willamette Valley in Lane County Oregon
1857: Judge of the Probate Court for Lane County Oregon
1857: Oregon Territory Representative from Lane County Oregon
1858 – 1862: First Governor of the State of Oregon
1858: Inaugurated as the First Governor of Oregon on July 8th​.
1859: Known to have not taken office officially until Congress made Oregon a State.
1858 – 1862: Dealt with Land Claims and Counter Claims as Governor.
1858 – 1862: Promoter of policies favoring home industries in Oregon.
1858 – 1862: Governor Whiteaker supported Slavery which the Abolitionists did not like.
1859: Proclaimed the fourth Thursday of December as day of Thanksgiving.
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Civil War Career:
1858 – 1862: First Governor of the State of Oregon
1861 – 1862: Abolitionist attacked him as an opponent of United States.
1861: Appointed a Democrat to take the place of Republican United States Senator Edward Baker.
1862: The Democrats choose not to nominate Whiteaker for reelection.
1862 – 1866: Farmer in Lane County Oregon

Occupation after War:
1866 – 1870: Oregon State Representative
1868 – 1869: Speaker of Oregon State House of Representatives
1876 – 1879: President of Oregon State Senate
1879 – 1881: United States Congressman from Oregon
1879: Received telegram of his urgency in Washington D.C. and left the steamer he was on to travel by Special Central Pacific Railroad express train.
1879 – 1881: Chairman of House Revolutionary Pensions Committee
1879 – 1881: Member of House Indian Affairs Committee
1885 – 1890: United States Collector Internal Revenue in Oregon
1889 – 1902: Owner of 10 City Blocks in Eugene Oregon


Died: October 2, 1902
Place of Death: Eugene Oregon
Age at time of Death: 82 years old
Burial Place: Masonic Cemetery Eugene Oregon
 
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Oregon became a state on Feb. 14, 1859. In early 1959 technically Oregon had 2 governors, The Territorial Governor was George Law Curry and he was legally in charge until the state government-in-waiting was legally empowered to take control.
 
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