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Julius L. Meier

Born: 31-Dec-1874
Birthplace: Portland, OR
Died: 14-Jul-1937
Location of death: Corbett, OR
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Beth Israel Cemetery, Portland, OR

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican [2]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Oregon, 1931-35

Lost much of his fortune with the collapse of American National Bank of Portland.


[1] Born without a middle name, the "L" was later added as an affectation.

[2] A registered Republican, after the death of George Joseph, Meier was asked to run for the governorship. But he failed to win support from the Republican Central Committee. He ran as an independent, winning more votes than both major party candidates combined.

Father: Aaron Meier
Mother: Jeannette Hirsch
Wife: Grace Mayer (m. 25-Dec-1901, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Elsa Frances Meier Ganz
Daughter: Jean Ellen Meier Ehrman Reichert
Son: Julius L. Meier, Jr. ("Jack")

    University: University of Oregon School of Law (1895)

    Governor of Oregon (12-Jan-1931 to 14-Jan-1935)
    American National Bank of Portland
    Meier & Frank President
    Meier & Frank General Manager (1910-30)
    Oregon State Bar


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