George Law Curry

Politician

1820 – 1878

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Who was George Law Curry?

George Law Curry was a United States political figure and newspaper publisher predominantly in what became the state of Oregon. A native of Pennsylvania, he published a newspaper in St. Louis, Missouri, before traveling the Oregon Trail to the unorganized Oregon Country. A Democrat, Curry served in the new Oregon Territory's government as a representative to the legislature and as Territorial Secretary before appointment as the last Governor of the Oregon Territory. Curry County in Southern Oregon is named in his honor.

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Born
Jul 2, 1820
Philadelphia
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  • United States of America
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Lived in
  • Pennsylvania
Died
Jul 28, 1878
Portland

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on July 23, 2013

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