Bourne, Jonathan, 1855-1940

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Jonathan Bourne was a native of New Bedford, Massachusetts and was educated at Harvard University. He came to Portland, Oregon in 1878 and practiced law for eight years. He became active in mine and real estate speculation and Republican politics. In 1885 and 1887 he was a member of the Oregon House of Representatives from Multnomah County, and from 1888 to 1892 a member of the Republican National Committee. He favored direct election of senators and was elected U.S. Senator in 1906 but was not re-elected in 1912. He led the movement for a presidental preference primary in Oregon, a system adopted in 1910. Considered a progressive, he was founder and president of the National Progressive Republican League in 1911 and organized the Republican Publicity Association in 1912.

From the description of Jonathan Bourne, Jr. papers, 1883-1940. (University of Oregon Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51054916

Jonathan Bourne was a native of New Bedford, Massachusetts, and was educated at Harvard University. He came to Portland, Oregon in 1878 and practiced law for eight years. He then became active in mine and real estate speculation and Republican politics. In 1885 and 1897, he was a member of the Oregon House of Representatives from Multnomah County, and from 1888 to 1892, a member of the Republican National Committee. An ardent free silver proponent, Bourne supported Bryan in 1896 presidential race. He favored direct election of senators, and was himself elected U. S. Senator in 1906, but was not re-elected in 1912. He led the movement for a presidential preference primary in Oregon; a system adopted in 1910. Considered a progressive, Bourne was a founder and president of the National Progressive Republican League in 1911 and organized the Republican Publicity Association in 1912.

Source: Schmitt, Martin. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the University of Oregon Library . Eugene, Oregon: University of Oregon Books, 1971. Entry 126.

From the guide to the Jonathan Bourne papers, 1883-1940, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries)

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referencedIn Herbert F. Baker Papers, 1904-1926 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Bourne, Jonathan, 1855-1940. Jonathan Bourne, Jr. papers, 1883-1940. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
creatorOf Jonathan Bourne papers, 1883-1940 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn Bird, Eugene H. Seminar essays on Oregon history, 1949-1951. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Baker, Herbert F., 1862-1930. Herbert F. Baker papers, 1904-1926. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Stevens, John Daniel 1847-1932. John Daniel Stevens letters [manuscripts], circa 1895-1930. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Bourne, Jonathan, 1855-1940. Dictation from Jonathan Bourne : Portland, Oregon : ms., [1885?]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Walter Lionel Pforzheimer collection, 1487-1997 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Robinson, John H. John H. Robinson papers, 1912-1919. University at Albany, University Libraries
referencedIn Jonathan Bourne Mining records, 1880-1938 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn Smith, Joelle, 1958-2005,. Joelle Smith portraits of Oregon pioneers [manuscript], 1976. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Rusk, John, b.1873. John P. Rusk letter to O. D. Teel [manuscript], 1912 August 26. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Pforzheimer, Walter L. (Walter Lionel), 1914-2003. Walter Lionel Pforzheimer collection, 1487-1997 (inclusive), 1487-1982 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Lafferty, A. W. (Abraham Walter), 1875-1964. Abraham Walter Lafferty papers [manuscript], 1949-1991. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Jonathan Bourne, Jr. letter to James L. Davenport, 1912 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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associatedWith Lafferty, A. W. (Abraham Walter), 1875-1964. person
associatedWith Pforzheimer, Walter L. (Walter Lionel), 1914-2003. person
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Mineral industries--United States
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Birth 1855-02-23

Death 1940-09-01

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