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Earl Snell

Earl SnellAKA Earl Willcox Snell

Born: 11-Jul-1895
Birthplace: Olex, OR
Died: 28-Oct-1947
Location of death: Klamath County, OR
Cause of death: Accident - Airplane
Remains: Buried, Belcrest Memorial Park, Salem, OR

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Oregon, 1943-47

Military service: US Army (WWI)

Nine months into his second term, Governor Snell was killed in an airplane crash along with two other major Oregon officials: President of the Oregon Senate, Marshall E. Cornett, and Secretary of State Robert S. Farrell, Jr. The pilot, Cliff Hogue, was also killed. Since the next in the line of succession was Cornett, the governorship was assumed by John H. Hall, Speaker of the Oregon House.

Father: William Henry Snell
Mother: Mattie Balding
Sister: Agnes
Sister: Beatrice
Sister: Nina
Sister: Zara
Wife: Edith Margaret Welshons (m. 10-Jul-1920, one son)
Son: William Earl

    University: Oregon Institute of Technology (attended 1920-22)

    Governor of Oregon (11-Jan-1943 to 28-Oct-1947, his death)
    Oregon Secretary of State (1935-43)
    Oregon State House of Representatives (1927-33)
    City Council Arlington, OR (1927-29)


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