Biographical Sketch of Legrand J.C. Duncan

L.J.C. Duncan

 


Legrand J. C. Duncan
Born 1818
Died 1886
Jackson County delegate

Legrand Duncan was born in Tennessee and came to Oregon in 1850, settling in the Jacksonville area. He married a young widow, Permelia Thompson, shortly before the convention opened in Salem.

Duncan was elected to represent Jackson County at the constitutional convention. His name does not appear as a member on any of the standing committees. Duncan proposed to strike out the question “do you vote for free negroes in Oregon?” His amendment lost and the question was submitted to voters as a separate issue on the ballot along with the constitution.

In later years he served as sheriff in Jackson County. He died in 1886 and is buried in the Jacksonville Cemetery.

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