Merrill & Ring Lumber Company records 1865-1976 1890-1944
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Clarence Dill came to Spokane in 1908. He taught at Lewis and Clark High School for two years then established a law practice. Dill became secretary to Washington governor Ernest Lister in 1913, and was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1914. He served as senator, 1922-1935. During that time he was instrumental in securing support for the construction of Grand Coulee Dam. An autobiographical book, Where Water Falls (1970), details his lobbying efforts for the dam. Dil...
Thomas Merrill, son of a Maine lumbering family, began a series of logging companies in Michigan in the 1860s. In 1886 he joined Clark Ring to form the Merrill & Ring Lumber Company, headquartered in Saginaw. As the white pine forests of the Great Lakes states thinned in the 1890s, Merrill & Ring bought timberland near Grays Harbor, on Vancouver Island, and especially on the northern Olympic Peninsula in Washington. In 1902 the company moved its headquarters from Saginaw to ...
U.S. senator and representative of Washington, lawyer, and jurist. From the description of Letters of Miles Poindexter, 1923-1928. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068226 Miles Poindexter came to Spokane in 1897 to practice law. In 1904 he was elected Superior Court judge and in 1911 to the U.S. Senate as a Republican. Poindexter was one of the foremost opponents of the Unites States entry into the League of Nations in 1919. An unsuccessful attempt for Senate office in 1927 ...
United States Senator and Secretary of Labor. From the description of Social invitations, 1936-1948. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 29853954 Lewis Baxter Schwellenbach was born in 1894 in Superior, Wisconsin. In 1902, his family moved to Spokane, Washington. He graduated from the law school of the University of Washington in 1917. During the First World War he served from 1918, as a private in the Twelfth Regiment, United States Infantry, until discharged...
Thomas Theobald Aldwell, born in Toronto on June 14, 1868, was trained as a banker and became a public official, businessman, power company executive, and civic leader. In 1890 he moved to Port Angeles, Washington, where he became a successful real estate investor and between 1894 and 1908 served as Clallam County auditor, deputy customs collector, and chairman of the Clallam County Republican Party. Aldwell founded (and was the vice president and general manager of) the Olympic Power and Develo...
Homer Truett Bone (1883-1970) was the son of James Milton and Margaret Jane Demaree Bone, and was born near Indianapolis, Indiana. He married Blanche Sly. The Bones moved to Tacoma, Washington, in 1899, and there he had a law practice. In the early 1920s, Bone served as an attorney for Tacoma City Light, the city’s municipally owned utility. He was a Democrat; U.S. Senator, 1932-1944; judge, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, San Francisco, 1945-1954. He was best known for his involve...
Woodsy Owl was the U.S. Forest Service's anti-pollution symbol. Beginning in 1970, the Forest Service promoted Woodsy Owl's "Give a hoot! Don't pollute."Campaign against littering and vandalism in national forests. From the description of U.S. Forest Service Woodsy owl collection, 1974-1987. (National Agricultural Library). WorldCat record id: 631285606 The Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER) conducted a documentation project o...