United States Senator from Oregon
(1835-1905) Born in Washington County, Pa., he attended Witherspoon Institute, taught school, studied law, admitted to the bar in 1857, and began a law practice. Moved to California and then to Portland, Oregon, in 1860, where he again practiced law. Was in the Oregon State Senate, 1862-66, serving as president the last 2 years. Served as U.S. Senator, 1873-79, 1885-97, and 1901-05. Was Chairman of the Committee on Railroads, and Chairman of the Committee on Transportation Routes to the Seaboard. He also served on the Committee on Privileges and Elections, and the Committee on Coast Defenses, and the Committee on Interoceanic Canals.
Signature: 4 3/4 x 1/2, John H. Mitchell.