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Edward Norman Fadeley

Edward Norman Fadeley was state supreme court justice. Bar: Oregon 1957, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1968. Recipient First Pioneer award University Oregon, 1980, Association Oregon Counties award for leadership in the reform of state court system, 1982; named to the Order of Coif.


  • Fadeley, Edward Norman was born on December 13, 1929 in Williamsville, Missouri, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Missouri, 1951. Juris Doctor cum laude, University Oregon, 1957.


    • Practice law, Eugene, Oregon, 1957-1988. Member Oregon House of Representatives, 1961-1963, Oregon Senate, 1963-1987, president, 1983-1985. Justice Oregon Supreme Court, 1989-1998.

      Retired, 1998

      Member judicial working group International Water Tribunal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1991-1995. Invitee Rio Conference, 1992, Indigenous Peoples of World Conference, New Zealand, 1993. Adjunct professor law University Oregon.

      Formerly general councils, board officer for research corporation, finance institution. Founder, director World Wide Hollis International Law Center, since 2001.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Oregon 1957, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1968.


    The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.


    The objective people wish to attain is not merely to be saved from something. God wishes his children to be saved to something.

    Denomination: Methodist


    In a society where self-interest, acquisitiveness and individual happiness are often seen as the over-riding interests, the Church, and Christians within it, are called to witness meanings, values and purposes beyond ourselves.


    Advisor to past President. Chairman Oregon Democratic party, 1966-1968. Chairman law and justice committee National Conference Legislators, 1977-1978.

    Advisory committee to State and Local Law Center, Washington. Participants committee Washington Public Power Supply System, 1982-1988. Candidate for nomination for governor, 1986.

    Board directors Wayne Morse History Park. Manager Stille Nacht Foundation, since 1990. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1951-1954.

    Member American Bar Association (international law), Oregon State Bar Association (chairman uniform laws committee 1962-1964), Alpha Pi Zeta, Phi Alpha Delta.



    Canoeing, backpacking, hunting, riding, poetry.


    • Married Nancie Peacocke, June 11, 1953. Children: Charles, Shira. Married Darian Cyr, September 12, 1992.
    • spouses: Nancie Peacocke
    • Darian Cyr
    • children: Charles Fadeley
    • Shira Fadeley
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