The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Oregon: Chief Justices of the Supreme Court

Chief Justices of the Oregon Supreme Court, 1859-1966 (May be incomplete!)
Aaron E. Wait 1859-62 Reuben P. Boise 1862-64 Paine Paige Prim 1864-66 Erasmus D. Shattuck 1866-68 Reuben P. Boise 1868-70 Paine Paige Prim 1870-72 William W. Upton 1872-74 B. F. Bonham 1874-76 Paine Paige Prim 1876-78 James K. Kelly 1878-80 William P. Lord 1880-82 Edward B. Watson 1882-84 John B. Waldo 1884-86 William P. Lord 1886-88 W. W. Thayer 1888-90 Reuben S. Strahan 1890-92 William P. Lord 1892-94 Robert S. Bean 1894-96 F. A. Moore 1897-98 Charles E. Wolverton 1899-1900 Robert S. Bean 1901-02 F. A. Moore 1903-04 Charles E. Wolverton 1905 Robert S. Bean 1905-08 F. A. Moore 1909-10 Robert Eakin 1911-12 Thomas A. McBride 1913-14 F. A. Moore 1915-16 Thomas A. McBride 1917-20 George H. Burnett 1921-22 Thomas A. McBride 1923-26 George H. Burnett 1927 John L. Rand 1927-29 Oliver P. Coshow 1929-31 Henry J. Bean 1931-33 John L. Rand 1933-35 James U. Campbell 1935-37 Henry J. Bean 1937-39 John L. Rand 1939-41 Percy R. Kelly 1941-43 J. O. Bailey 1943-45 George Rossman 1947-49 Earl C. Latourette 1953-55 Harold J. Warner 1955-57 William C. Perry 1957-59 William M. McAllister 1959-66

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1927 Sep 10: George H. Burnett, died in office.
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