Occasional Addresses by George H Williams SIGNED 1895 Oregon ~ Speeches about History, Judiciary, Military, Pioneers, etc.


Title: Occasional Addresses

Author: Geo. [George] H. Williams

Description: Inscribed ''with his compliments'' by the author on the title page under his name. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering on front cover. Light scuffs on front cover; minor wear to corners and spine ends. Small surface blemish on ffep; else interior is fine. Frontispiece portrait of author with tissue-guard. 208 pages. 8.8 x 5.75 inches. Issued in the spring of 1895 by George H. Williams and primarily intended by him as a souvenir to be given to his friends, but with a limited number also set aside for sale.

George H. Williams (1823-1910), was the Attorney General of the United States (1871-1875). Prior to that, in 1853, he had been appointed by President Franklin Pierce to be the Chief Justice of the Oregon Territory. He also served as a U.S. Senator (1865-1871) for Oregon and as Portland's mayor (1902-1905).

His appointment by President Grant in 1871 to be the 32nd United States Attorney General made Williams the first presidential cabinet member to come from Oregon. As the Attorney General, he presided over the continuing roll-out of southern Reconstruction policies and continued the prosecution of the Ku Klux Klan.


- Gen. U. S. Grant (address upon his death, 1885).
- William Pitt Fessenden (address upon his death, 1869).
- George Washington (address upon the 100th anniversary of his inauguration, 1889).
- Salmon P. Chase (address upon his death, 1873).
- The Pioneers of Oregon (address before the Oregon Pioneer Association, 1885).
- Justice Samuel F. Miller (address upon his death, 1890).
- Our Veterans (address at the Veterans' Reunion, McMinnville, 1887).
- The Portland Exposition (address at the opening of the Exposition Building, Portland, Oregon, September 27, 1890 [the Industrial Exposition building at 19th/Burnside]).
- Gen. W. T. Sherman (address upon his death, 1891).
- The Value of Good Thoughts (address to the June 1891 graduating class of Portland High School).
- Ex-Justice Benjamin R. Curtis (address upon his death, 1874).
- Judge Lorenzo Sawyer (address upon his death, 1891).
- The Oregon & California Railroad (address upon its completion, 1887).
- Portland, Oregon: Its Growth and Prospects (address at the laying of the cornerstone of the Chamber of Commerce Building, 1892).
- William I, Emperor of Germany (address upon his death, 1888).
- The Study and Practice of Medicine (address to the 1885 graduating class of Willamette University's Medical Department).
- The Portland Exposition (address delivered at the opening of the third annual North Pacific Industrial Exposition, September 1891).
- Judge Matthew P. Deady (address upon his death, 1893).
- The Discovery of America (address upon its 400th anniversary, 1892).
- The United States Supreme Court (1893).
- The Militia (address at the laying of the cornerstone of the Portland Armory, 1887).

Binding: Hardcover
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Printed for the Author by F. W. Baltes and Company
Place: Portland, Oregon
Year: 1895

Keywords: history, Portland, Oregon, Northwest, Pacific Northwest, pioneers, Senator, Attorney General, Mayors of Portland, Industrial Exposition,

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