King, William Rufus

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Record 211/2101
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Collection Miscellaneous
Photographer Parker's Studio or M. M. Hazeltine
Description William Rufus King. (Summarized.) Born in Walla Walla October 3, 1964. Worked on a farm in Malheur County. Attended Oregon State Agricultural College for three years beginning in 1882. Returned to Malheur County to farm until 1889 when he went to Danville, Indiana, to study law graduating July 1, 1891, and set up a practice in Vale. He was elected representative to Oregon legislature in 1892. He married Myrtle King (?) of Danville on December 6, 1892. Moved his practice to Baker City in spring of 1893. That fall he changed from democrat to people's party. In Spring of 1894 he was nominated by the people's party for state senator for Malheur and Baker counties. The democrats nominated no one to oppose him. He was elected by a majority o 380 votes over the republican candidate. He was nominated as president of the senate. He was nominated for governor (apparently in 1898) by the people's, democratic, silver republican parties.
Source: p. 11, Souvenir Edition. Morning Democrat, Bowen & Small, Publishers, May 20th, 1898.
Object ID 1980.1.582
Place 8th, 2236
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