A. C. Gibbs

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Addison C. Gibbs was an American politician. He was a Republican governor of Oregon from 1862 until 1866.

A. C. Gibbs

Ealry life[change | change source]

Addison Gibbs was born on July 9, 1825, in Cattaraugus County, New York.[1] He attended and graduated from a state run normal school before becoming a teacher.[1] Later he passed the bar and moved to California in 1849.[1]

Oregon[change | change source]

In 1850 A.C. Gibbs moved to the Oregon Territory.[1] There he moved to the town of Gardiner on the Umpqua River where he would become a member of the Territorial Legislature in 1852.[1] He was also appointed as a customs collector for Gardiner, located at the mouth of the Umpqua.[1]

Then in 1860 Gibbs relocated to Portland, Oregon, where he was elected to the state house.[1] Next, in 1862 he was elected as governor of Oregon, serving as the governor during the American Civil War. During the war in 1864, responding to orders from Congress, Gibbs raised an infantry regiment despite opposition from Oegonians.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Horner, John B. (1921). Oregon: Her History, Her Great Men, Her Literature. The J.K. Gill Co.: Portland. p. 172-173
Preceded by
John Whiteaker
Governor of Oregon
Succeeded by
George Lemuel Woods
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