Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 226.
HUME, HON. WILSON T., District Attorney and a leading lawyer of Portland, was born at Placerville, California, October 21, 1859. In his youth, his father being dead, he lived with relatives at New Haven, Connecticut, Lima, Indiana, and Placerville, attending the Placerville Academy and the Wabash College, in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He began life as a stenographer, and as such entered the office of Hon. J. N. Dolph, at Portland, in 1884, and then Dolph & Simon’s office. He was admitted to the bar in 1884, and in 1885 entered the firm of Watson, Hume & Watson. In 1889 he was elected to the legislature, and in 1890 was appointed Assistant District Attorney. In 1892 he was nominated and elected District Attorney, and was re-elected in 1894. He in an able and forceful speaker, both in court and on the platform.