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George Abernethy

Born: Oct 7, 1807

Death: Mar 2, 1877

Birthplace: New York City

Nationality: United States

George Abernethy

Date of Birth : Oct 7, 1807
Date of Death : Mar 2, 1877
Birth Place : New York City

George Abernethy was an American politician, pioneer, notable entrepreneur, and first governor of Oregon under the provisional government based in the Willamette Valley, an area later a part of the American state of Oregon. He traveled to Oregon Country as a secular member of the Methodist mission, where he became involved in politics and helped found the first American newspaper west of the Rocky Mountains.

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