Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 260.
POORMAN, JOHN M., of Woodburn, was born in Sangamon County, Illinois, April 20, 1854. He came to Oregon in 1877 and engaged in railroading in Sheridan. In 1884 he came to Woodburn, and organized the Bank of Woodburn, of which he is cashier. He has been a delegate to the county conventions ever since, except in 1892 and 1896, and was a member of the central committee four years. He was a delegate to the state convention in 1890, and the league in 1895 and 1896. In 1894 he was elected President of the City Council. Mr. Poorman is President of the McKinley Club of Woodburn.