John Gates (Portland mayor)
|26th Mayor of Portland, Oregon|
|Preceded by||J. A. Chapman|
|Succeeded by||Van B. DeLashmutt|
December 31, 1827|
|Died||April 27, 1888(aged 60)|
John Gates (December 31, 1827 – April 27, 1888) was the mayor of Portland, Oregon, United States from 1885–1888. Born in Maine, he studied engineering in Massachusetts. He moved to California in 1849 and to Oregon in 1853. He found employment with the Oregon Steam Navigation Company (OSN), becoming its chief engineer in the early 1860s. He worked for OSN for 27 years. He designed 72 steamboats and was an inventor, filing more than 30 patents during his time with OSN.
- "Death of Mayor Gates". The Morning Oregonian. April 28, 1888. p. 8.
- Terry, John (August 15, 2010). "Inventor John Gates served Portland as riverboat developer, civic activist, mayor". The Oregonian. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
J. A. Chapman
|Mayor of Portland, Oregon
Van B. DeLashmutt