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American National Biography

John McLoughlin

McLoughlin's extension of credit and sale of supplies brought him the praise of many settlers, leading to his ultimate reputation as the "Father of Oregon," which led to that state's placement of a statue of him in the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., despite strong antipathy toward the Hudson's Bay Company, which most viewed as a powerful foreign monopoly encroaching on American territory.

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