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Asahel Bush

banker

Asahel Bush, American banker.

Background

Bush, Asahel was born on June 4, 1824 in Westfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Asahel and Sally (Noble) Bush.

Education

Educated Westfield Academy. Began learning printer’s trade at 15.

Career

Removed to Oregon via Panama, 1850. Actively identified with public affairs until 1859, when Oregon became a state. Was editor of The Oregon Statesman, the principal Oregon paper, and 1st state printer.

Retired from newspaper business, 1862. Associated with W. S. Ladd and established banking house of Ladd & Bush, 1868. Trustee University of Oregon, 1882-1892.

Connections

Married Eugenia Zieber, October 12, 1854 (died 1863).

father:
Asahel Bush

mother:
Sally (Noble) Bush

spouse:
Eugenia Zieber