JOSEPH MEEK

MeekFirst U.S. Marshal – Oregon Territory

  • February 9, 1810 – born in Washington County, Virginia, February 9, 1810.
  • 1829 – 1840 – adventurer and trapper in the Rocky Mountains.
  • 1843 – Sheriff of Provisional Government in Oregon.
  • 1846 – 1847 – Legislator in the Provisional Government.
  • 1848 – 1853 – Appointed first US Marshal by President James Polk.
  • June 20, 1875 – died on his farm near Hillsboro, Oregon.

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