Biographical Sketch of George W. Prosser

GEORGE W. PROSSER. – George W. Prosser was born in Des Moines, Iowa, December 20, 1846, and crossed the plains in 1852-53 with his father and mother. They wintered at old Fort Hall, and left there the following spring, arriving in Clackamas county, Oregon, on the 25th of June, 1853. He with his father first settled eleven miles east of East Portland. they abandoned that claim, and took up a claim three miles west of Oswego; and the subject of this sketch discovered and opened the iron mines now owned by the Oregon Iron & Steel Company, on said claim. Mrs. Prosser, his mother, sold out this property to Hawley, Dodd & Co., of Portland, Oregon. Then he commenced business on his own account at Oswego, and has lived in that vicinity ever since.

In 1880 he was elected to the Oregon legislature on the Republican ticket, and served two years. he is now one of the directors of the Oswego School District, No. 47, and is also postmaster of that town. He is at present doing a large business in the general merchandising line, and is one of the staunch and progressive men of that section, always ready and willing to promote the interests of the county and town he lives in. Mr. Prosser is a married man, and has a family of one daughter.



History of the Pacific Northwest Oregon and Washington. 2 v. Portland, Oregon: North Pacific History Company. 1889.

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