James U. Campbell

James U. Campbell

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James Ulysses Campbell (August 29, 1866 – July 16, 1937) was an American judge and politician in Oregon. He was the 25th Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, serving on Oregon’s highest court from 1930 to 1937. A native of Prince Edward Island in Canada, he previously was a district attorney and served in the Oregon House of Representatives.

Early life

James Campbell was born August 29, 1866 on Prince Edward Island in Canada.Corning, Howard M. Dictionary of Oregon History. Binfords & Mort Publishing, 1956. This son of John Campbell and Mary McDougall was then educated at Prince of Wales College, graduating in 1883. Then in 1888 he immigrated to Oregon in the United States where he was admitted to practice law in Oregon City in 1893. When war broke out in 1898 with Spain, Campbell went and fought in the Philippines.In Memoriam, Justice James U. Campbell. Oregon Reporter, 1937. Campbell returned to the United States in 1899.

Legal career

After returning to Oregon once the war was over, he served as deputy district attorney from 1902 to 1906. Then in 1906 he was elected as a Republican to the state house representing Clackamas and Multnomah counties. Oregon State Archives. Retrieved on January 23,...
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