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John Rogers McBRIDE

(1832-1904)

McBRIDE, John Rogers, (brother of George Wycliffe McBride), a Representative from Oregon; born near St. Louis, in Franklin County, Mo., August 22, 1832; attended the country schools in Missouri and Oregon; moved to Oregon in 1851 with his parents, who settled near Lafayette, in Yamhill County; superintendent of schools in 1854; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1855 and commenced practice in Lafayette; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1857; member of the State senate 1860-1862; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1864; appointed by President Lincoln in 1865 to be chief justice of Idaho Territory; appointed by President Grant in 1869 to be superintendent of the United States assay office at Boise, Idaho; practiced law in Boise, Idaho, and Salt Lake City, Utah; moved to Spokane, Wash., and continued the practice of his profession; member of the Republican National Committee 1880-1892; died in Spokane, Wash., July 20, 1904; interment in Germany Hill Cemetery, St. Helens, Oreg.

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

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