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Hugh Lawry Biggs

Lawyer

Hugh Lawry Biggs, American lawyer. Bar: Oregon 1931. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers, American Bar Foundation; member American Bar Association (past member house delegations), Oregon Bar Association (past governor), Multnomah Bar Association (past president), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Phi, Delta Sigma Rho, Alpha Tau Omega.

Background

Biggs, Hugh Lawry was born on August 28, 1904 in Burns, Oregon, United States. Son of Dalton and Phebe (Lawry) Biggs.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Oregon, 1927. Juris Doctor, University Oregon, 1931. Postgrad., University Washington, 1930.

Career

Assistant dean men University Oregon, 1928-1930, acting dean men, 1930-1931. District attorney Malheur County, Oregon, 1933-1934. Assistant United States attorney, 1934-1935.

Practiced law Portland, 1935-1943. Member firm Davies, Biggs, Strayer, Stoel & Boley (and predecessor), 1943-1983. Of counsel Stoel, Rives, Boley, Jones & Grey, since 1983.

General counsel S.P. & S. Railway System, 1960-1970. Former member board directors, secretary Oregon div. American Cancer Society.

Former member board directors, president University Oregon Development Fund. Board governors National Legal Aid Association, 1958-1962. Board visitors University Oregon Law School.

Former member board visitors Northwestern School Law of Lewis and Clark College.

Membership

Fellow American College Trial Lawyers, American Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association (past member house delegations), Oregon Bar Association (past governor), Multnomah Bar Association (past president), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Phi, Delta Sigma Rho, Alpha Tau Omega. Clubs: Arlington, Waverley Country.

Connections

Married Elra Ware, March 25, 1931. Children: Suzanne, Barry Hugh.

father:
Dalton Biggs

mother:
Phebe (Lawry) Biggs

spouse:
Elra Ware

child:
Suzanne Biggs

child:
Barry Hugh Biggs