Lawrence T. Harris correspondence, 1915-1918, 1923-1927  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Bryson, Edwin R.Campbell, Prince Lucien, 1861-1925Republican Party (Or.). State Central CommitteeSmith, W. Carlton, 1874-1929Harris, Lawrence T. (Lawrence Thomas), 1873-1960Blanchard, Ozro S.Steiwer, Frederick, 1883-1939Chamberlain, George E. (George Earle), 1854-1928Young, Frederic G. (Frederic George)
Lawrence T. Harris correspondence
1915-1918, 1923-1927 (inclusive)
1.5 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
A 273
Lawrence Thomas Harris (1873-1960) served in the Oregon House of Representatives (1901-1903) and as a justice in the Oregon Supreme Court (1914-1924). The collection (1915-1918; 1923-1927) contains personal and political correspondence files and testimony from the Taxpayers Equalization League, a group that supported the Zorn-McPherson bill to consolidate higher education in Oregon.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Lawrence Thomas Harris (1873-1960) was born in Albany, Oregon, and educated at the University of Oregon and the University of Michigan.

He worked as a lawyer in Eugene, Oregon and served as District Attorney for Lane County from 1896-1901. He then served in the Oregon House of Representatives (1901-1903) and was Speaker of the House in 1903.

He was appointed in 1905 as a Circuit Court Judge, 2nd District and in 1914 he was elected to the Oregon Supreme Court and served until 1924.

He was also active in University of Oregon matters, especially in times of crisis.

[Source: Oregon Blue Book online]

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection (1915-1918; 1923-1927) contains personal and political correspondence files, and correspondents include:

Ozro S. Blanchard; Edwin R. Bryson; Prince Lucien Campbell (UO President); George W. Chamberlain; Jerome Devine; the Republican State Central Committee (Oregon); W. Carlton Smith; Frederick Steiwer; Frederic G. Young.

Correspondence is filed by date, 1915-1927.

Within the 1924-1927 correspondence file are mimeographed transcripts of testimony involving members of the Marion County Taxpayers Equalization League, who supported the Zorn-McPherson bill.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Education, Higher--Law and legislation--Oregon
  • Education, Higher--Oregon--Eugene
  • Education, Higher--Oregon--History--20th century
  • Judges--Oregon--Correspondence
  • Lawyers--Oregon--Correspondence
  • Political campaigns--Oregon
  • Politicians--Oregon--Correspondence
  • Schools--Centralization--Oregon
  • Personal Names :
  • Blanchard, Ozro S.
  • Bryson, Edwin R.
  • Campbell, Prince Lucien, 1861-1925
  • Chamberlain, George E. (George Earle), 1854-1928
  • Harris, Lawrence T. (Lawrence Thomas), 1873-1960
  • Smith, W. Carlton, 1874-1929
  • Steiwer, Frederick, 1883-1939
  • Young, Frederic G. (Frederic George)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Marion County Taxpayers Equalization League (Marion County, Or.)
  • Oregon State System of Higher Education
  • Republican Party (Or.). State Central Committee
  • University of Oregon
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon--Politics and government--1859-1950
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Testimonies