State Council History

Oregon State Council established May 11, 1909

First State Officers

State Deputy Dr Ben Norden

State Secretary John Ryan

State Treasurer William O'Brien

State Advocate Charles Murphy

State Warden Hugh McLain

State Chaplain Rev. John Waters

The Oregon Daily Journal from Portland, Oregon May 11, 1915

May 11- The annual grand council of the Knights of Columbus convened In this city ; yesterday at West Park and Taylor streets at the headquarters of Portland council. W. P. O'Brien, of Astoria, state deputy, presided. .The reports showed over 1500 members in Oregon in l different local councils, with a rapidly Increasing membership. Archbishop Christie and M. G. Leahey. fourth degree master, of rapidly Increasing membership. Archbishop Christie and M. G. Leahey. fourth degree master, of Seattle, addressed the counciL - The next annual convention will be held In Portland In May, 1916. The following officers for the ensuing term were elected: William Barrett, of Albany, state deputy; A. A. Mlckel, of Albany, state secretary: M. S. Donahue, state treasurer: Hugh McLaine, II E Up to Five Years Ago Was Owner of Pillar Rock Can1 nery, John T. M. Harrington. ; John T. M. Harrington, 

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/78426393/

 

Conflict in Paradise: The Oregon Knights of Columbus vs. the Ku Klux Klan, 1922-1925

In the early 1920s, Oregon, with a population of only 700,000 and an agriculture- and timber-based economy, seemed far removed from the unrest that buffeted other parts of the United States in the wake of the First World War.

Read about the KofC vs KKK in an article published by Faith Patterns

http://www.faithpatterns.com/2014/12/02/conflict-in-paradise-the-oregon-knights-of-columbus-vs-the-ku-klux-klan-1922-1925/

 

Dec 2, 2014

Photo: In 1922 the virulently anti-Catholic Ku Klux Klan was a powerful force in the Pacific Northwest as seen here in this photo of Klan members parading in the Southern Oregon town of Ashland.