Party affiliation: Republican Party
McNary, Charles L born in Salem, Ore.; Republican candidate for U.S. vice-president 1940; coauthor McNary - Salem, Ore.; Republican candidate for U.S. vice-president 1940; coauthor McNary - Haugen Farm Relief Bill Haugen Farm Relief Bill
- In the autumn of 1896, McNary moved to California to attend Stanford, where he studied law, economics, science, and history while working as a waiter to pay for his housing. He left Stanford and returned to Oregon in 1897 after his family asked him to come home. Back in Salem, he read law under the supervision of his brother John and Samuel L. Hayden, and passed the bar in 1898. The brothers practiced law together in Salem as McNary & McNary, while John also served as deputy district attorney for Marion County. At this time, Charles bought the old family farm and returned it to the family. From 1909 to 1911 he served as president of the Salem Board of Trade, and in 1909 helped to organize the Salem Fruit Union, an agricultural association.