Biographical Sketch of George A. Herbert

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GEORGE A. HERBERT. – The parents of George A. Herbert crossed the plains in 1850, locating in Wasco county, where our subject was born January 22, 1860, on Fifteen-mile creek. The early years of George’s life were spent on the farm of his father until he reached the age of sixteen years. Previous to this time his opportunities for securing an education were very limited; but afterwards he was able to attend The Dalles Public School during the winter, while he still rode the ranges during the summer.

In 1879 he commenced a regular course of study at the Oregon State University at Eugene, but owing to failing health was compelled to abandon his education and return to Wasco county. After coming home he accepted a position as clerk in the general merchandise store of Mays & Greer, at Antelope. He remained in their employment until June, 1884, when he went to The Dalles and accepted the position of deputy sheriff under James B. Crossen, then sheriff of Wasco county. At the expiration of Mr. Crossen’s term, Mr. Herbert was elected sheriff to succeed him, and in 1888 was re-elected, running on the Democratic ticket and receiving a majority of three hundred and twenty-five in1886, and a majority of two hundred and eighteen in1888.

Mr. Herbert is one of the most enterprising and popular young men of the county in which he was born, and undoubtedly has a future of still greater distinction and usefulness.




MLA Source Citation:

History of the Pacific Northwest Oregon and Washington. 2 v. Portland, Oregon: North Pacific History Company. 1889. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 24 April 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/oregon/biographical-sketch-of-george-a-herbert.htm - Last updated on Jun 8th, 2011


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