Simon B. Marye

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Simon B. Marye
3rd Mayor of Portland, Oregon
In office
Preceded by Allison C. Bonnell
Succeeded by Josiah Failing
Personal details
Born (1825-06-07)June 7, 1825[1]
Hillside, Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States
Died February 19, 1868(1868-02-19) (aged 42)
Butte, Montana, United States
Spouse(s) Sarah Chapman[2]
Profession Lawyer[2]

Simon Bolivar Marye was an American politician and lawyer. He served as Portland, Oregon's third mayor in 1852 and 1853,[3] after the unexpected resignation of Allison C. Bonnell. He took office on November 15, 1852.[2] He was an attorney before the Supreme Court of the Territory of Oregon in December 1851.[4]

During three months in late 1864, Marye ran "contraband cotton and other needed items for use behind the lines for the Confederacy." He was practicing law in Vicksburg, Mississippi at the time of his death at the age of 42.[2]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b c d Lansing, Jewel (2005). "Chapter 6: By Trial and Error". Portland People Politics and Power 1851-2001. Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon State University Press. pp. 57–62. ISBN 0-87071-559-3. 
  3. ^ Scott, Harvey W. 1890. History of Portland, Oregon with illustrations and biographical sketches of prominent citizens and pioneers. Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason & Co., p. 198
  4. ^ Joseph G. Wilson, 1911 Reports of Cases Decided In The Supreme Court of Oregon from 1862 to 1869
Preceded by
Allison C. Bonnell
Mayor of Portland, Oregon
Succeeded by
Josiah Failing