Series SR 1244 - Oral history interview with Herbert M. Schwab

Oral history interview with Herbert M. Schwab [Sound Recording 01] Oral history interview with Herbert M. Schwab [Sound Recording 02] Oral history interview with Herbert M. Schwab [Sound Recording 03] Oral history interview with Herbert M. Schwab [Sound Recording 04]

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SR 1244

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Oral history interview with Herbert M. Schwab

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  • 1994-07-17 (Creation)

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.1 cubic feet 2 audiocassettes (2 hr., 35 min., 5 sec.)

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Biographical history

Herbert M. Schwab was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1915. He graduated from Northwestern College of Law in 1935. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves in India during World War II, from 1941 to 1946. In 1946, he and Barbara Hervin Meyer were married; they later had one child. After his discharge in 1946, he returned to Portland and practiced law from 1947 until 1959, when he was appointed to the Multnomah County Circuit Court. He also served on the Portland School Board from 1950 to 1959. In 1965 and 1966, Schwab sat as a temporary Oregon Supreme Court justice. He returned to private practice from 1966 until 1969, when he played a key role in establishing the Oregon Court of Appeals. He served as the court's first chief judge until he retired in 1980. He later served on the Northwest Power Planning Council, and served as mayor of Cannon Beach. He died in 2005.

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(1919-2016)

Biographical history

John "Jack" Cabeen Beatty, Jr. (1919-2016) was born in Washington, DC. He was a trial lawyer in Portland, Oregon 1948-1970. He served on the Multnomah County Circuit Court, 1970-1984.

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This oral history interview with Herbert M. Schwab was conducted by John C. Beatty on January 17, 1994. In this interview, Schwab discusses his early life in Portland, Oregon. He discusses his early jobs and attending Northwestern College of Law. He also talks about his service in the U.S. Army Reserves in India during World War II under General George E. Stratemeyer. He then talks about practicing law in Portland from 1947 to 1959. He briefly discusses his other activities during that time, including serving on the Portland School Board. He talks about serving on the Multnomah County Circuit Court and the Oregon Court of Appeals. He briefly describes his fellow judges. He goes on to talk about his activities since his retirement in 1980, including serving on the Northwest Power Planning Council and as mayor of Cannon Beach. He closes the interview by talking about Governor Bob Straub, Monroe Sweetland, Dorothy McCullough Lee and Dick Neuberger.

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Collection is open for research.

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Joint copyright held by the Oregon Historical Society and the U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society. Use is allowed according to the following statement: In Copyright – Educational Use Permitted, http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/

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  • English

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Preferred citation: Oral history interview with Herbert M. Schwab, by John C. Beatty, SR 1244, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

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Forms part of the United States District Court Oral History Project.

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Incomplete transcript (66 pages) and handwritten index (9 pages) are available for in-person use at the Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

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Finding aid based on DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard), 2nd Edition.

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Sarah Stroman

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