John Gates (Portland mayor)
John Gates (December 31, 1827 – April 27, 1888) was the mayor of Portland, Oregon, United States from 1885–1888. Born in Maine, he studied engineering in Massachusetts. He moved to California in 1849 and to Oregon in 1853. He found employment with the Oregon Steam Navigation Company (OSN), becoming its chief engineer in the early 1860s. He worked for OSN for 27 years. He designed 72 steamboats and was an inventor, filing more than 30 patents during his time with OSN.
|26th Mayor of Portland, Oregon|
June 1, 1885 – April 27, 1888
|Preceded by||J. A. Chapman|
|Succeeded by||Van B. DeLashmutt|
|Born||December 31, 1827|
|Died||April 27, 1888 60)(aged|
Running as the Republican candidate, he was elected in 1885 to a three-year term as mayor of Portland, defeating Sylvester Pennoyer. He died while in office, two months before the end of his term.
- "Death of Mayor Gates". The Morning Oregonian. April 28, 1888. p. 8.
- Terry, John (August 15, 2010). "Inventor John Gates served Portland as riverboat developer, civic activist, mayor". The Oregonian. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
J. A. Chapman
| Mayor of Portland, Oregon
Van B. DeLashmutt