William J. Mcconnell Edit Profile
Educated district schools and academics in Michigan.
Went to California, 1860, to Oregon, 1862, and taught school, 1862-1863. Walked from Oregon to Boise City, Idaho Ty., 1863. Deputy United States marshal, Idaho Ty., 1865-1867.
Returned to California and engaged in business in Humboldt Company, 1867-1872. Returned to Oregon and established business there and in Idaho. Became member and, in 1882, president Oregon Senate.
Moved to Idaho, engaging in business as merchant and banker. Was member Idaho Constitutional Convention, 1890. One of its 1st United States senators, drawing the short term, 1890-1891.
Governor 1893-1896; United States Indian inspector, 1897-1901. Immigrant inspector, since 1909. Author: Early History of Idaho, 1913.
Episodes of Pioneer Life, 1919. Home: Moscow, Ida.
Member and, in 1882, president Ore. Member Ida.
Married Louisa Brown, September 15, 1866.