William S. Mason

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William S. Mason
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William S. Mason in 1896
28th Mayor of Portland, Oregon
In office
1891–1894
Preceded by Van B. DeLashmutt
Succeeded by George P. Frank
Constituency Portland, Oregon
31st Mayor of Portland, Oregon
In office
1898–1899
Preceded by Sylvester Pennoyer
Succeeded by W. A. Storey
Personal details
Born 1832
Virginia, United States[1][2]
Died March 27, 1899 (aged 67)[2]
Portland, Oregon, United States
Nationality American
Political party Republican
[3]

William Spencer Mason (1832 – March 27, 1899)[2] served as mayor of Portland, Oregon, from 1891 to 1894 and 1898 to 1899.[3]

Mason was born in Virginia in 1832. After moving to Oregon, he established the Mason–Ehrman Grocery Company, and later was president of the Portland National Bank.[1] At the beginning of his first term as mayor, the city council was expanded from nine to 16 members, under a new city charter.[4]

He began his second term as Portland mayor on July 1, 1898,[4] but died before completing it.[5] He died on March 27, 1899, after an illness lasting about six weeks.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mayor William Mason's Magnificent Manse" (PDF). News & Notes (Portland, Oregon: Architectural Heritage Center). Fall 2005. p. 8. Retrieved April 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Mayor Mason Dead; City's Executive Passed Away at 2:10 This Morning". The Morning Oregonian, March 27, 1899, p. 1.
  3. ^ a b "Directory of Current and Past Elected Officials". City of Portland, Oregon. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Mason at the Helm". The Morning Oregonian, July 2, 1898, p. 8.
  5. ^ "William A. Storey Dies; Life in Portland For Many Years Was Prominent". The Morning Oregonian. July 31, 1917. p. 11. 
Preceded by
Van B. DeLashmutt
Mayor of Portland, Oregon
1891–1894
Succeeded by
George P. Frank
Preceded by
Sylvester Pennoyer
Mayor of Portland, Oregon
1898–1899
Succeeded by
W. A. Storey