FIFTH MAYOR OF PORTLAND ON THIS DATE IN 1854

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William Sargent Ladd (October 10, 1826 – January 6, 1893) was a politician and 
businessman in Oregon. He twice served as Mayor of Portland from March 15, 1854
to April 1,1855 and a second term beginning in 1857. He was a prominent figure in the early development of Portland, and co-founded the first bank in Oregon in 1859. Ladd also built the first brick building in the city of Portland. A portion of his former estate, the Ladd Carriage House, was on the National Register of Historic Places until 2008. Ladd arrived in Portland from his native Vermont on April 8, 1851. Originally a Democrat, he became a Republican in 1864 when he supported Abraham Lincoln’s re-election.

                    

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The Ladd Carriage House in 1953

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FIRST EPISODE ON THIS DATE IN 1971

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The CBS-TV sitcom aired until April 8, 1979. In September of 1979
the show was reorganized and renamed,
ARCHIE BUNKER’S PLACE
and ran until 1983.
 

ALL IN THE FAMILY MAIN

The main characters of the series (clockwise from top) are: Gloria Bunker-
Stivic(Sally Struthers), Michael Stivic(Rob Reiner), Edith Bunker(Jean Stapleton),
and Archie Bunker(Carroll O’Conner). 

NOTE: Sally Struthers was born in Portland, Oregon.

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“MR. OREGON” ~ GLENN JACKSON

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Glenn L. Jackson was one of Oregon’s most influential
figures. He was a businessman who was appointed to
The Oregon State Highway Commission by Governor
Mark Hatfield in 1959. Jackson became chairman of
the commission in 1962. He died in 1980 at age 78. 

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The Glenn Jackson Memorial Bridge spans the Columbia
River and carries I-205 traffic between Portland, Oregon
and Vancouver, Washington. It opened in December of
1982.

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