Sprague, Charles A. (Charles Arthur), 1887-1969

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Charles Arthur Sprague, the twenty-second governor of Oregon (1939-1943) was born in Lawrence, Kansas on November 12, 1887.

From the guide to the Charles A. Sprague papers, 1895-1969, (Oregon Historical Society Research Library)

Charles Arthur Sprague, the twenty-second governor of Oregon (1939-1943) was born in Lawrence, Kansas on November 12, 1887.

From his early beginnings, Charles Sprague was dedicated to education. After graduating from Monmouth College (Illinois) in 1910, he briefly became high school principal in Iowa at age 19. He soon went west to continue his teaching and at age 28 became the youngest assistant state superintentendent of public instruction in the state of Washington. Charles Sprague married Blanche Chamberlain on August 8, 1912. He became a superb writer and was editor of his college newspaper. In 1915, Charles Sprague became editor of the Ritzville, Washington Journal Times, a post he held until 1925. That year he moved to Oregon, first to the Corvallis Gazette-Times and then in 1929 to the Oregon- Statesman in Salem. It was his time at the Oregon-Statesman that he became well known for his forum. Being the editor in Salem, Sprague was a reliable source of information and many viewed Charles Sprague's opinions as precise ones.

From the description of Charles A. Sprague papers [manuscript], 1895-1969. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 722384638

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creatorOf Bauer, Malcolm. Malcom Bauer letters regarding the teachers' loyalty oath controversy of 1951, 1960-1964. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Colleges for Oregon's Future Collection, 1959-1977, 1959-1964 Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections & Archives ResearchCenter
referencedIn Meacham, Walter E., 1879-1951,. Old Oregon Trail Centennial celebrations photograph album [graphic], 1943. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Charles A. Sprague photographs collection, 1911-1972 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Fagan, Richard, d. 1969. Richard Fagan papers [manuscript], 1937-1969. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Collection on Charles A. Sprague vs. the State Tax Commission, 1948 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Neal, Steve,. Steve Neal photographs collection [graphic], circa 1965-1979. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Sprague, Charles A. (Charles Arthur), 1887-1969. Collection on Charles A. Sprague vs. the State Tax Commission [manuscripts], 1948. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Charles A. Sprague papers, 1895-1969 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Sprague, Charles A. (Charles Arthur), 1887-1969. Charles A. Sprague papers [manuscript], 1895-1969. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953,. Charles A. Sprague photographs collection [graphic], 1911-1972 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Oregon State University Military Photographs Collection, 1875-1975, 1915-1965 Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections & Archives ResearchCenter
referencedIn Oregon State Seal collection [manuscript], circa 1939-1959. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Klamath Falls, Oregon, photographs [graphic], circa 1940-1949. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
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associatedWith Wharton, Wallace S. person
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Oregon
Oregon
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Income tax
Oregon
Journalists--Oregon
Governors--Oregon
Journalists
Income tax--Oregon
Laws and Legislation
Governor
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Birth 1887-11-12

Death 1969-03-13

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