Lansing Stout Edit Profile
He then studied law in Albany, New York under Ira Harris.
He was the second person elected to the United States House of Representatives from the state of Oregon. He later served in Oregon’s legislature. A New York native, he also served in the California State Assembly.
He was admitted to the bar, and moved to California in 1851. He arrived in 1852 at resided in Placer County, California where he practiced law and served in the State Assembly. In 1857 he moved to Portland, Oregon, where he continued practicing law.
Stout was elected to the California Assembly in 1855. His first foray into Oregon politics came in 1858, when he was elected as a judge in Multnomah County, Oregon. Later that year Stout was elected to the U.S. House in 1858 after Oregon had submitted to become a state, but months before statehood on February 14, 1859.
In this bid, he was supported by pro-slavery factions led by Joseph Lane. After breaking ties with Lane, Stout was not re-nominated in 1860 by the state Democrats. While in serving in the 36th Congress, he served on the Committee on Expenses in the State Department and a committee on the rebellious states.
In 1868 he was elected to the Oregon State Senate as a Republican, representing Multnomah County. Stout married Susan Plowden in 1861 while back east serving in Congress. The two were married in Leonardtown, Maryland, and had two sons.
The two moved to Oregon in 1863. During his time in Oregon Stout was admitted to the Oregon Supreme Court bar during the territorial period. After serving in Congress, Stout resumed his private practice in Oregon.
He died in Portland on March 4, 1871, and was buried at River View Cemetery. After his death, Susan married Clatsop County Circuit Judge Raleigh Stott.
Democratic Party, Republican Party.
Member Cal; member United States Ho. Member Ore.