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William Ronald Orlebeke, American Born: El Paso, Texas, January 5, 1934 Retired lawyer, writer ( law: practitioner & admin.art: literature, Retired) Administrative and regulatory General practice Civil litigation, state retired lawyer, writer Award of Merit 1989), Sons of Union Veterans Civil War, United States Navy League, First Marine Division; award of merit 1990).


Orlebeke, William Ronald was born on January 5, 1934 in El Paso, Texas, United States. Son of William Ronald and Frances Claire (Cook) Orlebeke.


Bachelor, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, 1956. Juris Doctor, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, 1966. Master of Arts, University Kansas, Lawrence, 1957.


Member staff Travelers Insurance Company, Sacramento, 1957-1961. Branch claim manager New York Life Insurance Company, 1961-1962. Branch claim manager Transamerica Insurance Company, San Francisco, 1962-1963.

Special investigator Oregon State Police, 1963—1965. Associate Eliassen & Postel, San Francisco, 1966-1969. Partner College, Levy & Orlebeke, Concord, 1969-1977, Orlebeke & Hutchings, Concord, 1977-1989.

Principal Law Offices W. Ronald Orlebeke, 1989-1998. Hearing officer Contra Costa County, California, 1981-1998. Arbitrator Contra Costa County Superior Court, 1977-1998, United States District Court Northern California, 1978-1998, Mount Diablo Municipal Court, 1987-1989.

Retired, 1998

Judge pro tempore Mount Diablo Municipal Court, 1973-1975. Criminology professor Pioneer-Pacific College, 2002-2003. Instructor American history & modern European history Salem Center, since 2009.


  • Bar: California 1966, United States District Court (northern district) California 1967, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1967, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1989, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1989, United States District Court (central district) California 1989.


Alumni board director Willamette University, 1978-1981, trustee, 1980-1981 scholar chairman Concord Elks, 1977-1979. Delegate Joint United States/China International Trade Law Conference, Beijing, 1987. With United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1952-1959.

Member Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of Confederate Veterans (Merit award 1989), Sons of Union Veterans Civil War, First Marine Division Association, Order Eastern Star (worthy patron 1980), Masons (secretary Capitol Masonic Center, 2001-2004, corporation secretary Oregon Masonic Low Twelve Club, Inc 2005-2007, special trustee Oregon chapter 2006-2007), Elks, Rotary (charter president Clayton Valley/Concord Sunrise club 1987-1988, chairman district 5160 California membership development 1989-1990, district governor liaison district 5160 1990-1992, district Rotarian of Year 1989-1990, Paul Harris fellow 1988, 1992 district conference chairman benefactor 1990, Merit award 1990), Shriners, Salem Shrine Club (vice president 2006-2007, president 2008, trustee since 2009).


Married Barbara Raye Pike, August 29, 1954 (divorced 1988).; married Kathie Waterson,1989. Children: Michelle, Julene, David.

William Ronald Orlebeke

Frances Claire (Cook) Orlebeke

Barbara Raye Pike

Kathie Waterson

David Orlebeke

Michelle Orlebeke

Julene Orlebeke