Dr. John McLoughlin

Oregon State Father

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Dr. John McLaughlin statue: the Father of Oregon

Dr. John McLaughlin (the "Father of Oregon") statue on the grounds of the Oregon State Capitol building; photo by Jason McHuff on Flickr (use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Father of Oregon

Oregon designated Dr. John McLoughlin as The Father of Oregon in 1957 in recognition of his great contributions to the early development of the Oregon territory.

In 1905 the Oregon Legislative Assembly renamed Mount Pitt in southern Oregon as Mount McLoughlin (other features in Oregon named after John McLoughlin include McLoughlin Boulevard in the Portland area; McLoughlin Elementary School in Oregon City; McLoughlin Middle School in Milwaukie; and Camp McLoughlin, a Boy Scouts of America camp in southern Oregon).

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