Biographical Sketch of Avery D. Babcock
Avery D. Babcock
Polk and Tillamook County delegate
Avery D. Babcock was born in New York. He was trained as a lawyer and practiced in Indiana before coming to Oregon in 1852. He filed for a donation land claim in Polk County on what would eventually become the Grande Ronde Indian Reservation. When he married the widow on the neighboring claim he was able to combine her 640 acres to create a sizeable holding called Union Farm.
He was elected as a delegate from Polk and Tillamook counties to the constitutional convention and was a member of the Committee on Legislative Department and the Committee on Suffrage and Elections.