John McLoughlin Photo

John McLoughlin

Born: Oct 19, 1784

Death: Sep 3, 1857

Birthplace: RiviA¨re-du-Loup

Nationality: United States

John McLoughlin

Date of Birth : Oct 19, 1784
Date of Death : Sep 3, 1857
Birth Place : RiviA¨re-du-Loup

Dr. John McLoughlin, baptized Jean-Baptiste McLoughlin, was a Chief Factor and Superintendent of the Columbia District of the Hudson's Bay Company at Fort Vancouver from 1824 to 1845. He was later known as the "Father of Oregon" for his role in assisting the American cause in the Oregon Country in the Pacific Northwest. In the late 1840s his general store in Oregon City was famous as the last stop on the Oregon Trail.

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