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Warren W. Tolman Papers, 1898-1938

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Tolman, Warren W.
Title
Warren W. Tolman Papers
Dates
1898-1938 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 container., (.25 linear feet of shelf space.)
Collection Number
Cage 4619
Summary
Correspondence, writings, newspaper clippings, certificates, genealogies, and other papers.
Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library 5610
Pullman WA
99164-5610
Telephone: 509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu
Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
Languages
English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Warren W. Tolman was born 8 December 1861 in Illinois. He graduated with a law degree from Northwestern University in 1888 and practiced law in Chicago until 1892, when he moved to Spokane for reasons relating to his wife's health. Tolman served in the state senate from 1901 to 1905. He campaigned unsuccessfully for the state supreme court in 1906 and 1910. He practiced law from 1905 until 1918 when he was appointed to the state supreme court by Governor Ernest Lister. Tolman served on the court until his retirement in 1937 and was twice Chief Justice, from 1925 to 1926 and from 1931 to 1932. He died on 15 May 1940.

Tolman, known as a progressive democrat and able parliamentarian, was notable for his efforts to establish a railroad commission. In addition to his state service, he also served on the Spokane school board from 1903 to 1906 and as a member of the Washington State Commission to the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition in 1904.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item Description]. Cage 4619, Warren W. Tolman Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series 1: Business RecordsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Correspondence
Box Folder
1 1
1913-1932
1 2
1932-1938
Box Folder
1 3
Genealogy
1898-1932; undated
1 4
Lewis and Clark Exposition
1901-1904; undated
oversized 5
Miscellanea (Oversize folder)
1892-1932
1 6
Writings
1902-1937