Item SR11093_T05S1 - Oral history interviews with Randall Kester, by Donna Sinclair [Sound Recording 08]

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Oral history interviews with Randall Kester, by Donna Sinclair [Sound Recording 08]


  • 2005-05-11 (Creation)


Audiocassette; 00:30:17

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Randall Kester was born in Vale, Oregon on Oct. 20, 1916 and grew up in Ontario, Oregon. He attended Willamette University in Oregon and Columbia Law School in New York from 1937-1940. He worked for Maguire Shields & Morrison Law Firm. He served on numerous bar committees, and became president of the Multnomah Bar Association. He participated as amici curiae on the Yasui case during World War II. He served on the Oregon Supreme Court from Jan. 3, 1957-Mar. 1, 1958, became General Solicitor for the Union Pacific Railroad in Mar. 1958 and resumed partnership with Maguire, Shields, Morrison, Bailey & Kester.

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Tape 5 Side 1. Randall Kester discusses his family, early career as a lawyer for the railroads, the Yasui case, constitutional issues, his appointment to the Oregon State Supreme Court, and his legacy.

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In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted

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Oral history interviews with Randall Kester, by Donna Sinclair, 2005 February 21 - May 11, SR 11093, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

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