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Joseph Simon was born in 1851, in Bechtheim, Hesse, Germany.
His parents were Mr. and Mrs. David Simon, who emigrated to America and settled in Portland Oregon in 1852, when Joseph was one year old.
Joseph Simon was educated in Portland public Schools.
Joseph Simon read for the law and passed the Bar in 1872.
From 1877 to 1880, Joseph Simon served on the Portland City Council
Joseph Simon was elected to the Oregon State Senate, 1880-1881, as a Republican
He returned again in 1885 and served as President of the State Senate.
Joseph Simon was later elected to the United States Senate, serving between 1898-1903 — the 4th Jewish Senator
He was the Chairman of the Committee on Irrigation & Reclamation of Arid Lands.
Returned to Portland, Joseph Simon pacticed law at the firm of Dolph, Mallory & Gearin.
In 1909, Joseph Simon served as the 36th Mayor of Portland, Oregon – until 1911.
Joseph Simon never married.
Joseph Simon died in 1935.
He is buried in Portland’s Beth Israel Cemetery.
- Corning, Howard M. (1989) Dictionary of Oregon History. Binfords & Mort Publishing. pp. 224.
Gladys Sturman is our Curator for this Joseph Simon Virtual Exhibit.
Thanks to Tim Askin for corrections & updates.
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