Item SR11151_T01S1 - Oral history interviews with Otto Skopil, by Clark Hansen [Sound Recording 01]

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SR11151_T01S1

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Oral history interviews with Otto Skopil, by Clark Hansen [Sound Recording 01]

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  • 2006-06-21 (Creation)

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Audiocassette; 00:30:33

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(1919-2012)

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Otto Richard Skopil was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1919. He met June Johnson while at Salem High School. They were married for 15 years, from 1940 to 1955. Skopil attended Willamette University, where he earned his bachelor of arts in economics in 1941. He enlisted in the Navy and served as a lieutenant during World War II. Afterward, he returned to Willamette and earned his bachelor of laws in 1946. Following his graduation from Willamette, he worked as a private-practice lawyer from 1946 to 1972. During his time as a trial lawyer, he hired Jan Lundy as a secretary, and they married in 1957. In 1972, he was appointed to the U.S. Circuit Court of Oregon in Portland by President Richard Nixon. Skopil served as chief judge of the Circuit Court from 1976 to 1979. He was then appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit by President Jimmy Carter, serving from 1979 to 1986, when he took senior status. He died in 2012.

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Tape 1 Side 1. Skopil discusses his family, childhood, and education at Willamettte Law School. He also discusses his career as a lawyer, his views on capital punishment, his path to the judiciary, and his career as a judge.

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In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-NC/1.0/

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  • eng

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Oral history interviews with Otto Skopil, by Clark Hansen, 2006 June 21, SR 11151, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

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7b6d885e-dffc-4dad-acae-95d94ac6bc58-SR11151_T01S1.mp3

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42 MiB

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