Tony Meeker

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Anthony "Tony" Meeker
Oregon State Treasurer
In office
July 9, 1987 – January 4, 1993
Preceded by Bill Rutherford (R)
Succeeded by Jim Hill (D)
Member of the Oregon Senate
from the 15th district
In office
1972–1986
Succeeded by Jim Bunn
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
from the 29th district
In office
1968–1972
Preceded by Harold V. Lewis
Succeeded by Stan Bunn
Personal details
Born (1939-03-18) March 18, 1939 (age 78)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Political party Republican
Occupation Agricultural businessman

Tony Meeker (born March 18, 1939)[1] is a politician in Oregon. He was appointed State Treasurer in 1987. Oregon Governor Neil Goldschmidt appointed him to fill the vacancy created when Bill Rutherford resigned from office. Meeker was elected to a full term in 1988. He had also served in the Oregon House of Representatives and in the Oregon State Senate.

Biography[edit]

Meeker was born in Amity, Oregon in 1939.

In 1986, Tony Meeker ran for Congress against Democrat Les AuCoin in Oregon's first congressional district.[2] After losing to AuCoin, Meeker returned to the State Senate to continue his fifth term representing citizens in portions of Yamhill and Marion counties. Oregon State Treasurer Bill Rutherford announced he was stepping down to take a position in an investment firm in New York City.[2] On July 9, 1987 Democratic Governor Neil Goldschmidt appointed Meeker, a Republican, to replace Rutherford, also a Republican, to fill the remainder of Rutherford's term.[2] He made a second unsuccessful bid for U.S. Congress in 1992, losing to Elizabeth Furse. To date, he is the most recent Republican to serve as treasurer, all subsequent treasurers have been Democrats.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oregon. Office of the Secretary of State (1991). The Oregon Blue Book. Secretary of State. Retrieved 2015-09-10. 
  2. ^ a b c Mapes, Jeff. "MEEKER COMES OUT ON TOP, BUT DEMOCRATS COULD, TOO", The Oregonian. Forum; Pg. B03. September 13, 1987.
Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Rutherford
Treasurer of Oregon
1987–1993
Succeeded by
Jim Hill