Hon. Thomas J. Cleeton, b. 1861 Missouri to Oregon
Oregon Republican League:
Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 191.
CLEETON, HON. THOMAS J., of St. Helens, was born in Schuyler County, Missouri, October 7, 1861, and graduated from the State Normal School at Kirksville.He served one term as Superintendent of Schools of Schuyler County, and then taught school four years at Dexter, Kansas.In 1891 he came to Oregon and began teaching at Vernonia, Columbia County, and in 1892 was elected County Superintendent of Schools.In1893 he was admitted to the bar.In 1892 he was elected alternate delegate to the National League, and was a delegate to the State League in 1895 and 1896.Mr. Cleeton was elected to the legislature in 1894, and is now Republican nominee for Attorney of the Fifth Judicial District.