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James Corkish Dezendorf, American lawyer.


Dezendorf, James Corkish was born on June 7, 1910 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Son of James N. and Hattie (Corkish) Dezendorf.


Bachelor of Laws, University Oregon, 1932.


Admitted to Oregon bar, 1932, practiced in Portland. Partner Dezendorf, Spears, Lubersky & Campbell and predecessor firms, Portland. Secretary, director Nicholas Ungar, Inc., Beebe Company, Inc., Domestic Industrial Gas.

Company; director MacDonald Andrews Company, Inc., Portland. Vice-president, director Chicona Farms, Inc., The Gile Investment Company.


Member National Conference Commissioners Uniform State Laws, 1941-1978, chairman of the executive committee, 1955-1957, president, 1957-1959. Member United States delegation The Hague Conference on Private International Law, 1960, 64, 68, 72. Member American delegation to 2d Diplomatic Conference on International Sale of Goods, The Hague, 1964.

Member United States delegation Diplomatic Conference on International Will, 1973. Member advising committee United States Secretary State on Private International Law, 1959-1978. Member permanent editorial board on Uniform Commercial Code, 1959-1978.

Trustee Institute for Court Management. Member International, American, Multnomah bar associations, Oregon State Bar, American Law Institute (director), American Judicature Society. Clubs: Arlington, Astoria Golf and Country, Multnomah Athletic, Racquet, University, Waverley Country.


Married Nancy Bennett Richards, April. Children: Elizabeth Ann, James Nelson, Lee Richards.

James N. Dezendorf

Hattie (Corkish) Dezendorf

Nancy Bennett Richards

Elizabeth Ann Dezendorf

James Nelson Dezendorf

Lee Richards Dezendorf