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Walter M. Pierce

Walter M. PierceAKA Walter Marcus Pierce

Born: 30-May-1861
Birthplace: Morris, IL
Died: 27-Mar-1954
Location of death: Salem, OR
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated, Mount Crest Abbey Mausoleum, Salem, OR

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Oregon, 1923-27

Father: Charles M. Pierce
Mother: Charlotte L. Clapp
Wife: Clara R. Rudio (m. 1887, d. 1890 childbirth)
Wife: Laura Rudio (Clara's sister, m. 1893, d. 1925 cancer, four daughters, one son)
Daughter: Edith
Daughter: Helen
Daughter: Lorraine
Son: Loyd
Daughter: Lucile
Wife: Cornelia Marvin (State Librarian of Oregon, m. 1928, until his death, d. 1957)

    High School: Morris Academy, Morris, IL
    University: University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
    Law School: LLB, Northwestern University School of Law (1896)
    Regent: Oregon Agricultural College (1905-27)

    US Congressman, Oregon (4-Mar-1933 to 3-Jan-1943)
    Governor of Oregon (8-Jan-1923 to 10-Jan-1927)
    Oregon State Senate (1917-21)
    Oregon State Senate (1903-07)
    Oregon State Official County Clerk, Umatilla County, OR (1899-1903)
    Oregon State Official County Clerk, Umatilla County, OR (1890-94)
    Oregon State Official Superintendent of Schools, Umatilla County, OR (1886-90)
    Oregon State Bar

Author of books:
Oregon Cattleman / Governor, Congressman: Memoirs and Times of Walter M. Pierce (1981, memoir)


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