Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 255.
NEWPORT, N. M., a prominent attorney of Albany, was born at Buffalo, Missouri, March 12, 1864, and came to Oregon in 1880, locating in Astoria. He graduated from the literary department of the Willamette University in 1890, and the law department in 1892. The same years he was admitted to the bar and began practice in Albany. He was Justice of the Peace in 1891-92, and was elected City Attorney in 1894. He was one of the prime movers in organizing the Albany Republican Club, and was a delegate to the league in 1896. In 1894 he was a member of the county convention, and stumped the county for the successful ticket.