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state justice

Kenneth John O'Connell, state justice. Bar: Wisconsin 1933, Oregon 1944. Member Oregon Judicial Council, Oregon State Bar, Order of Coif, Omicron Delta Tau, Phi Delta Phi.

Background

O'Connell, Kenneth John was born on December 8, 1909 in Bayfield, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Daniel W. and Kathryn B. (Smith) O'C.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, University Wisconsin, 1933; Scientiae Juridicae Doctor, University of Wisconsin, 1934; honorary Doctor of Laws, Williamette U., 1983.

Career

Assisted preparation, Restatement of Law of Property, American Law Institute assistant attorney, Wisconsin Tax Commission, 1934; private practice law, Eugene, Oregon, 1944-1947; member, Oregon Supreme Court, 1958-1977; chief justice, Oregon Supreme Court, 1970-1976; assistant professor of law, University Oregon Law School, 1935-1940; associate professor, U. Oregon Law School, 1940-1944; professor, U. Oregon Law School, 1947-1958. Member faculty New York University Law School Appellate Judges Seminar, 1966, 67. Distinguished visiting professor law U. Oregon, 1977.

Visiting professor law Willamette U. School Law, 1977-1979, Adjunct Professor, 1981-1985. Chairman Oregon Statute Revision Council, 1950-1954. Member 2d Triennial Coif Award Committee, 1965, Oregon Judicial Reform Commission, since 1971.

Vice chairman Constitutional Revision Committee, Oregon, 1961-1963. Member Executive Committee Conference Chief Justices. Chairman Oregon Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee, since 1969.

Elector New York University Hall of Fame for Great Americans.

Achievements

  • Bar: Wisconsin 1933, Oregon 1944.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author article, monographs legal topics.

Membership

Member Oregon Judicial Council, Oregon State Bar, Order of Coif, Omicron Delta Tau, Phi Delta Phi.

Connections

Married Evelyn L. Wachsmuth, June 2, 1938. Children: Daniel, Thomas. Married Esther Erickson, July 3, 1964.

father:
Daniel W. O'C.

mother:
Kathryn B. (Smith) O'C.

spouse:
Esther Erickson

spouse:
Evelyn L. Wachsmuth

child:
Thomas O'Connell

child:
Daniel O'Connell