Politics in the New State of Oregon

Oregon's Republican U.S. Senator John Mitchell used his power in Washington D.C. to do the bidding of corporate interests in the state for decades in the late 1800s before reform efforts finally made progress. (Image no. 04276v courtesy Library of Congress)

Oregon's Republican U.S. Senator John Mitchell used his power in Washington D.C. to do the bidding of corporate interests in the state for decades in the late 1800s before reform efforts finally made progress. (Image no. 04276v courtesy Library of Congress)

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