Olympia: O. C. White State Printer, 1893. First Edition. 3/4 Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Good. Item #00513157
Scarce Washington State imprint. 435 pages. Bound in what appears to be the original 3/4 tan leather over marbled boards, spine with black leather label (some rubbing to leather). According to the office of the Washington SOS - "Allan Weir, a Republican, was elected Washington's first Secretary of State in 1889 and served one term. Secretary Weir was born in 1854 in El Monte, California, and spent his childhood on a farm in Clallam County, Washington. He graduated from Olympia Union Academy in 1877. Weir worked for the Territorial Printer and later became editor of The Olympian newspaper. He purchased the Puget Sound Argus newspaper in Port Townsend in 1879, which he owned for 10 years. Weir was elected Secretary of the Territorial Senate for the 1879 session. He was appointed to the Board of Regents for the University of Washington where he served six years as Board President. He was elected to the Territorial Council of 1888-1889 and served as a member of the 1889 Constitutional Convention from Jefferson County, Washington. He was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 1892. Due to the success of his law practice, he chose not to run for a second term. Allan Weir died in Port Townsend on October 31, 1916."