Note: From "Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century," published 1902, p. 178:
"Asahel Bush, merchant, banker, was born June 4, 1824 in Westfield, Mass. He is now one of the most entensive land proprietors in America. He is connected with banks in Portland, Seattle and Tacoma; is controlling owner of the First National Bank of Salem (Oregon), and has a large interest in mills in Oregon City and Portland. In 1851 he began the publication of The Oregon Statesman in Salem, an influential paper of the early days."
Other notes posted on-line: "He was a newspaperman of Westfield. He migrated to Oregon about 1850 taking a printing press with him. He published the Oregon Statesman and established the Ladd and Bush Bank." --Martha Bush Kloss
In 1850, was still in Massachusetts for the Federal Census residing with his sister Mary and her family.
There are "Bush Papers" in the Oregon State Library.
Geer, T.T. "Fifty Years in Oregon." Neale Publishing Co.; New York, 1912.
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