Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 212.
GAZLEY, JAMES F., one of the pioneer Republicans of Oregon, was born in Courtland County, New York, September 12, 1822. In 1840 he went to Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He read law and was admitted to the bad of the latter state. In 1849 he went to California across the plains, and in 1851 came to Oregon and located at Canyonville, making Douglas County his home thereafter. Mr. Gazley was a prominent figure in the Republican party in Oregon for many years. He was elected to the territorial legislature in 1854 and 1858. In 1860 he was elected to the State Senate. In 1862 he was elected District Attorney, and in 1868 was again chosen a member of the legislature. He was a member of nearly every county and state convention for years, and was a Presidential Elector in 1864 and 1872, being both times appointed to convey the vote to Washington.