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George Wycliffe McBRIDE

(1854-1911)
Senate Years of Service:
1895-1901
Party:
Republican

McBRIDE, George Wycliffe, (brother of John Rogers McBride), a Senator from Oregon; born near Lafayette, Yamhill County, Oreg., March 13, 1854; attended the public schools, the preparatory department of Willamette University, Salem, Oreg., and Christian College, Monmouth, Oreg.; studied law and was admitted to the bar, but never practiced; engaged in mercantile pursuits; member, State house of representatives 1882, and served as speaker; secretary of State of Oregon 1886, 1895; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate on February 23, 1895, and served from March 4, 1895, to March 3, 1901; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1900; chairman, Committee on Transportation Routes to the Seaboard (Fifty-fourth Congress), Committee on Coast Defenses (Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses); appointed a United States commissioner to the St. Louis Exposition in 1904; engaged as an agent of the Western Pacific Railroad in California; died in Portland, Oreg., June 18, 1911; remains were cremated and the ashes interred in Masonic Cemetery, St. Helens, Oreg.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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