Angell, Homer Daniel, 1875-1968

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Homer Angell (1875-1968) was born on a farm near The Dalles, Wasco County, Oregon on January 12, 1875. He attended public schools, graduated from the University of Oregon in 1900 and from the Law School of Columbia University in 1903. He was admitted to the New York and Oregon bars the same year and commenced practice in Portland, Oregon.

He served in the Oregon House of Representatives in 1929, 1931, and 1935, and served in the State senate in 1937 and 1938, resigning to become a candidate for Congress. Angell was elected as a Republican to the US Congress (January 3, 1939 - January 3, 1955). He ran unsuccessfully for re-nomination in 1954 against future Oregon governor Tom McCall. Angell then retired but remained active in community activities for over a decade. Congressman Angell died in Portland, Oregon on March 31, 1968.

Source: Biographical Directory of the US Congress:

From the guide to the Homer Angell papers, 1939-1955, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Oregon Territorial Centennial celebration photograph album [graphic], 1948-1949. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Homer Angell papers, 1939-1955 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn Homer D. Crotty papers and addenda, 1859-2011 The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
creatorOf Angell, Homer Daniel. The decision in Bradwell vs. state (16 Wallace 130). Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Rayburn, Sam, papers 92-172, 92-257, 92-389, 92-415, 94-017, 96-066, 96-177, 97-347, 98-130, 2008-225, 2009-008. 29749116., 1831, 1845, 1903-2007 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
creatorOf Railway Mail Association. Portland (Or.) Branch. Railway Mail Association, Portland Branch records, 1907-1946. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Dodd, Elmer Perry, b. 1869. Elmer Perry Dodd papers [manuscript], 1900-1957. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
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associatedWith Crotty, Homer D. person
correspondedWith Dodd, Elmer Perry, b. 1869. person
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associatedWith Rayburn, Sam, 1882-1961 person
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Birth 1875-01-12

Death 1968-03-31



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