Newbry, Earl T., 1900-1995

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Newbry, Earl T., 1900-1995

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Earl T. Newbry was born in Colorado in 1900. His family moved several times during his childhood; they lived in Kimberly, Oregon; Chewelah, Washington; Eugene, Oregon; then finally Ashland, Oregon, in 1920. He briefly attended Washington State College (now Washington State University) in Pullman, Washington. His family started an orchard, Newbry Orchards, which Newbry later bought and ran himself. In 1922, he and Ruth Johnston were married; they later had two children. Newbry was active in local Jackson County politics in the 1930s. He was a Republican and represented Jackson County in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1939 to 1942, and in the Oregon Senate from 1943 to 1948. He was also appointed as Oregon's secretary of state by Governor John Hubert Hall, serving from 1949 to 1957. After leaving the Legislature, he continued to run Newbry Orchards. He died in 1995.


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