The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography Volume 18

The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography Volume 18

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...with Lewis B. Cox, Joseph N. Teal and Wirt Minor, under the firm name of Cox, Cotton, Teal & Minor; the partnership was dissolved in 1904. In 1889, when the Pacific division of the Union Pacific passed into the hands of the Oregon Railroad & Navigation Co. of Portland, he became general attorney and counsel, in charge of the legal business of the latter company, and remained in this connection until his death. In 1901, in association with U. S. District Judge Charles B. Bellinger, he was appointed by the Oregon legislature to prepare the manuscript for a new edition of laws and codes of Oregon, and was joint author of " Bellinger and Cotton 's Annotated Laws of Oregon." He was appointed U. S. district judge of Oregon by Pres. Roosevelt in 1905, but declined the appointment. On Sept. 1, 1912, he was appointed counsel of the Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Co., and that same year became counsel of the Pacific Power & Light Co. and of the Portland Gas 8: Coke Co. In 1915 he was named to direct the valuation of properties of the Union Pacific System and its affiliated lines. He was a member of the Waverly Country Club and Multonomah Athletic Club, and was president of the Arlington Club of Portland in 1914-15. His favorite pursuits were law and farming. He was married, Aug. 29, 1888, to Fannie Robinson, daughter of William Collingwood, an underwriter of Pittsburgh, Pa.; there are no children. He died in Los Angeles, Calif., Mar. 13, 1918. DYER, Henry Knight, manufacturer, was born in New York city, Dec. 14, 1846, son of Samuel Owen and Emma (Price) Dyer and grandson of Samuel and Sarah (Owen) Dyer, who came over from England in 1811. After a public school education he began his business career as...show more

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  • Paperback | 500 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 885g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • annotated edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123675879X
  • 9781236758798