Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 212.
GEER, HON. JOEL P., of Pleasant Hill, P. O. Butterville, was born in Clackamas County, Oregon, March 7, 1855. He has lived constantly on a farm in that county, and is one of the leading hop growers and shippers. Mr. Geer has always been a Republican, his father, Joseph C., having been a Democrat until the war, when he became a Republican. Mr. Geer has been Justice of the Peace and Clerk of the School Board and in 1892 was elected to the legislature.