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SEID BACK, JR. Residence, 320 Larrabee street; office, 308 First street, Portland, Oregon. Born December 11, 1878, at Portland, Oregon. Son of Seid Back and Jung Shee. Married January 25, 1900, to Mary Chan. In his early childhood, until he was thirteen years old, he was taught by private Chinese teachers, and in this way secured his Chinese education. From the time he was thirteen until he was eighteen, he attended the Baptist Chinese Mission Night School, where he acquired the primary knowledge of the English language. From 1898 to 1900, he was a student at the Old Bishop Scott Academy in Portland. From 1900 until October, 1903, he was actively engaged in mercantile business in partnership with his father, and from October, 1903, to January, 1909, was in the employ of the U. S. Immigration Bureau, Department of Commerce and Labor, for the first three years as an interpreter and later as Chinese interpreter at Large, which position required much of his time in travelling from one station to another, where Chinese interpreters were stationed. In 1903-1906 and 1907 he attended the Law Department of the University of Oregon, graduating in 1907, with LL. B. degree. In June of that year he was admitted to practice in Oregon, by the Oregon Supreme Court, and in July was admitted to the District and Circuit Courts of the United States, for the District of Oregon. He bears the distinction of having been the first Chinese who was admitted to practice in the American Courts. He was the originator of the "American Born Chinese Association," which was organized in 1900, and still exists for the purpose of social, mental and physical advancement of American-born Chinese boys. Republican. [source: History of the Bench and Bar of Oregon. Portland, Oregon : Historical Publishing Co., 1910]

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ALBERT BACKUS. Residence, 741 Washington street. Office, 519 Board of Trade Building, Portland. Born May 28, 1872, in Oakland, Nebraska. Son of Gustavus and Anna C. Backus. Attended Lincoln Normal University, Lincoln, Neb., 1892-1898, and later graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1900, with degree of LL. B. Admitted to the bar in Nebraska June, 1900, to the bar of North Dakota 1903 and to the bar of Oregon 1904, in which year he moved to the state. Practiced in Fremont, Nebraska, for some three years, under the firm name of Backus & Gubser, later moving to Jamestown, North Dakota, where he practiced for one year under the firm name of Martin & Backus; 1904 to 1908 practiced law in Baker City, and organized and conducted the Baker City business college in association with C. A. Robinson, which continued until he moved to Portland in August of 1908. Member of Nebraska National Guards 1902 at Fremont, Nebraska. Member of Masonic and B.P.O.E. Fraternities. [source: History of the Bench and Bar of Oregon. Portland, Oregon : Historical Publishing Co., 1910]

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G. EVERT BAKER. Residence, 1013 East Eleventh street, N.; office, 304-5-6 Lewis building, Portland. Born October 22, 1872, in Rhodes, Iowa. Son of Joseph and Mary Ann (Tiffen) Baker. Married December 4, 1900, to Ellen F. Keuhne. Attended the public school at Rhodes, Iowa, and later the Northern Indiana normal school at Valparaiso, Indiana. Graduated to science, elocution and oratory. Graduated from the Northern Indiana Law School in June, 1900, with degree Bachelor of Law. Admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of Indiana June 5, 1901, and to the Circuit Court for the United States District of Indiana June 5, 1901, and to the Circuit Court Porter county, Indiana, and the State Supreme Court of Indiana June 5, 1901. June 8, 1902, admitted by the Supreme Court, State of Oregon, and later to the United States Circuit Court. Moved to Oregon August 20, 1901, since which date he has continued active practice of his profession alone. Was connected for some years with the Farmers' Bank of Rhodes, Iowa, and later with the Citizens' Bank, Grass Valley, Oregon. Member Masonic Fraternity and International Bibliophile Society. Democrat. [source: History of the Bench and Bar of Oregon. Portland, Oregon : Historical Publishing Co., 1910]

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WILLIAM WALLACE BANKS. Residence, 854 Marshall street; office, 321-322 Chamber of Commerce building, Portland. Born in Lovington, Illinois, July 25, 1876. The son of Zachary F. and Susan (Patterson) Banks. Married June 11, 1902, to Ethel E. Pike. In 1892 removed to Oregon. He received his education at the public, grammar and high schools of Portland, Oregon. In 1896 graduated from the Law Department of the University of Oregon. In 1897 was admitted to the bar at Salem, Oregon. In 1904 was appointed Assistant United States Attorney for District of Oregon, which position he resigned in 1906. In 1902 was elected to House of Representatives of the State of Oregon. Member of M.A.A.C. and Masonic Fraternity. Republican. [source: History of the Bench and Bar of Oregon. Portland, Oregon : Historical Publishing Co., 1910]

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CECIL H. BAUER. Residence, 130 North 19th street; office 600-606 Henry building, Portland. Born February 8, 1870, at Walla Walla, Washington. Son of Joseph and Julia (Heyman) Bauer. Married June 6, 1899, to Rose Bloch. Received his early education by private tutorship of his mother until 13 years of age, when he attended Whitman College at Walla Walla, Washington, until 1888, when he was in the Junior Class. Moved to the State of Oregon, 1888. Attended the Law School, University of Oregon, 1888 to 1891, graduating in the class of that year, and receiving the degree of LL.B. Was admitted by the Supreme Court of Oregon May, 1891. Formed partnership in 1891 with Gilbert J. McGinn, under the firm name of McGinn & Bauer. Associated with Charles H. Carey from 1893 to 1895. In May, 1905, he entered into partnership with Thomas G. Greene, under the firm name of Bauer & Greene, which continues to date. Appointed Colonel and Judge Advocate General O.N.G. on staff of Governor George E. Chamberlain December 31, 1893, and is still serving in the same capacity, under Governor F. W. Benson. He is a member of Commercial and Concordia Clubs. Democrat. [source: History of the Bench and Bar of Oregon. Portland, Oregon : Historical Publishing Co., 1910]

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JARVIS VARNEL BEACH. Residence, 53 Ella street; office, 710 Board of Trade building, Portland. Born January 31, 1854, at Millport, Missouri. Son of Harvey H. and Eleanor Isabelle (Henry) Beach. Married June 14, 1888, to Agnes O. Cole. Received his education at the public and State Normal Schools at Kirksville, Missouri, and the Christian University at Canton, Missouri. Admitted to the bar in the State of Oregon in 1881, and since 1900 has been in partnership with Nathan D. Simon, under the firm name of Beach & Simon. Member of the Board of Education since 1897. Served as City Attorney of East Portland before consolidation and afterwards served one term as City Attorney of Portland. Member of the Arlington and Commercial Clubs of Portland. [source: History of the Bench and Bar of Oregon. Portland, Oregon : Historical Publishing Co., 1910]

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ROBERT SHARP BEAN. Residence, 665 Elliott avenue; office, United States Court Room, Portland. Born in Yamhill County, Oregon, November 28, 1854. Son of O. R. and Julia Ann (Sharp) Bean. Educated in the public schools, later attending Christian College, Monmouth, Oregon, graduating in 1873. Graduated from University of Oregon in 1878, receiving a degree of B. S., and LL. D., and degree of LL. D. from Willamette University. Admitted to the bar at Salem, Oregon, 1876. Elected Circuit Judge, Second District of Oregon, in 1882, and again in 1886. Justice Supreme Court 1890-6 and 1902-1908. Appointed United States District Judge April, 1909. Republican. [source: History of the Bench and Bar of Oregon. Portland, Oregon : Historical Publishing Co., 1910]

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JOHN ALBERT BECKWITH. Residence, 720 Broadway; office 507-8-9 Fenton building, Portland, Oregon. Born November 7, 1884 in Portland, Oregon. Son of H. R. and Minnie (Frazer) Beckwith. Graduated from University of Oregon in 1905. Bachelor of Laws June, 1905. Admitted to the bar in Oregon June, 1905, and became associated with J. C. Moreland for a period of two years, when the latter received appointment as clerk of the Supreme Court; thereupon succeeded to his practice in partnership with Albert E. Johnson, which continues to date. Republican. [source: History of the Bench and Bar of Oregon. Portland, Oregon : Historical Publishing Co., 1910]

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BENJAMIN B. BEEKMAN. Residence, Hotel Portland; office, 208 Commercial block, Portland. Born August 3, 1863, at Jacksonville, Oregon. Son of Cornelius C. and Julia Elizabeth (Hoffman) Beekman. Received his education at the public schools of Jacksonville, at the University of Oregon, from which he graduated in 1884 with the degree of A. B., and later at Yale University, from which institution he graduated in 1888 with the degree of LL. B. Was admitted to the bar of the State of Connecticut June 27, 1888, and to the bar of Oregon March 5, 1889. Was associated in the practice of his profession with Edward B. Watson and James F. Watson, under the firm name of Watson, Beekman & Watson, from 1893 to 1897, having been previously associated with Judge R. G. Morrow, from 1890 to 1893. Upon the decease of James F. Watson, in 1897, the firm name became Watson & Beekman, and continues to date. Member Company K, Oregon National Guard, 1889-1892. Instructor Agency in Law School, University of Oregon, 1907 to date. Member University Club, Portland Commercial Club, Oregon Chapter Sons of American Revolution, Oregon Commandery, No.1, Knights Templar, Oregon Consistory, No. 1, A. and A. Scottish Rite, Al Kader Temple, Mystic Shrine. Republican. [source: History of the Bench and Bar of Oregon. Portland, Oregon : Historical Publishing Co., 1910]

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LEON WASHINGTON BEHRMAN. Residence, 329 Seventh street, Portland. Born March 9, 1888 at Port Townsend, Washington. Son of Jacob and Mina (Neuberger) Behrman. Came to Oregon at the age of nine and was educated at the public and high schools of Portland, after which he attended the University of Oregon Law School, graduating from same in 1909 with degree of LL. B. Admitted to the bar at Salem in June, 1909. Attended Columbia University Law School, New York City. Republican. [source: History of the Bench and Bar of Oregon. Portland, Oregon : Historical Publishing Co., 1910]

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HARRY BAXTER BECKETT. Residence, 4262 College street; office, 316-317 Lumbermens building, Portland. Born May 1, 1885 at Sterling, Kansas. Son of Charles K. and Virginia (Hocker) Beckett. Educated in the ward schools in Kansas and at the High School in Kansas City, Missouri. A graduate of the Prosso preparatory school in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1907 he received the degree of LL.B. from the University of Missouri at Columbia, Missouri. Was admitted to the bar of Missouri in 1907, in which year he removed to Portland, Oregon, and was admitted to the bar at Salem, when he commenced the practice of his profession, which continues to date. Member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Democrat. [source: History of the Bench and Bar of Oregon. Portland, Oregon : Historical Publishing Co., 1910]

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JOHN WESLEY BELL. Residence, 186 Chapman street; office, 506 Worcester building, Portland. Born June 16, 1849, at Ripley, Ohio. Son of Nathaniel Finch and Nancy Ann (Reynolds) Bell married October 23, 1878, to Alice M. Hungerford. Educated in the public schools at Ripley, Ohio. Admitted to the bar at Mansfield, Ohio, in January, 1871, and to the United States Court, Northern District of Ohio, in 1878, at Cleveland, Ohio. Came to Portland, Oregon, in 1893. Was elected Justice of the Peace for Portland District in 1908. Member Republican Club and Union Republican Club of Portland, Oregon. Republican. [source: History of the Bench and Bar of Oregon. Portland, Oregon : Historical Publishing Co., 1910]

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FRANK S. BENNETT. Residence, 1150 Rodney avenue; office, 518-520 Lumbermens building, Portland. Born July 29, 1875, in Portland, Oregon. Son of Alexander W. and Jane (Murdoch) Bennett. Married September 8, 1903, to Eva Gertrude Taylor. Received early education in Portland public schools and graduated in 1892 from the Portland High School. Entered the University of Oregon Law Department and graduated with the degree of LL.B. in 1906. Admitted to the bar of Oregon 1906. Associated with the firm of Williams, Wood & Linthicum 1893 to 1900. Appointed Clerk Justice Court, Portland District, 1900-1902. Became member of the firm of Wilkins & Bennett 1902 to 1906, and upon dissolution of that firm became a member of the firm of Bennett & Tazwell, November 1, 1907, which partnership continues to date. Member O.N.G. 1892 to 1903. Retired as Major and Brigade Quartermaster on staff of General Charles H. Beebe. Elected Councilman Eight Ward, Portland, 1905 and re-elected in 1907. Elected Municipal Judge June, 1909, and continues so as t date. Republican. [source: History of the Bench and Bar of Oregon. Portland, Oregon : Historical Publishing Co., 1910]

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WILLIAM CHARLES BENBOW. Residence, 1075 Corbett street; office, 613 McKay building, Portland. Born April 19, 1863, at Amo, Hendricks County, Indiana. Son of William Stanley and Jemima (Beeson) Benbow. Married September, 1887, to Annette Brinkerhoff. Educated at the Indiana State Normal School at Terre Haute, Indiana. Graduated from the Michigan Law School in 1890, having previously attended the University of Michigan. For several terms he taught school. In 1890 he was admitted to the bar at Springfield, IllinoisC the same year he was admitted to the bar at Windom, Minnesota. Was Prosecuting Attorney for one term for Cottonwood County, Minn. Practiced law from 1890 to 1906 at Windom, Minnesota., when he removed to Oregon. Was admitted to the bar at Salem, Oregon. Was appointed deputy City Attorney of Portland, Oregon in March, 109. Republican.  [source: History of the Bench and Bar of Oregon. Portland, Oregon : Historical Publishing Co., 1910]

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ALEXANDER BERNSTEIN. Residence, 776 Overton street; office, 836 Chamber of Commerce, Portland. Born October 10, 1858, at Kingston, Ulster County, New York. Son of Isaac and Henrietta (Alexander) Bernstein. Married November 20, 1887, to Salome Solis Cohen. Educated at the Kingston and New York City public schools, the College of the City of New York, from which he graduated in 1878 with the degree of A.B. Entered Law Department of Columbia College and graduated from the same with LL.B. degree. Admitted to the bar of New York May 14, 1880, at Ithaca, New York; to the Supreme court of the State of New York and to the Supreme Court of the State of Colorado the same year, and to the Supreme Court of the State of Oregon in 1883, in which year he was also admitted to the District and Circuit United States Courts and afterwards to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth District of Oregon. Member of Concordia Club, director of Portland Commercial Club. Republican. [source: History of the Bench and Bar of Oregon. Portland, Oregon : Historical Publishing Co., 1910]

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