In 1880s Portland, at least one mayor paid to play

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When Dr. James Chapman was elected mayor of Portland in 1882, it was his third non-consecutive stint as P-town’s top executive. His previous two mayoralties had been relatively unremarkable. This one, his third and final stint, would be different. Things started out reasonably well, although a careful newspaper reader at the time might have detected some odd occurrences as Chapman began his term of office. (Portland, Multnomah County; 1882-1904) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1911c.portland-mayors-part2of3.html)

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