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Encyclopedia > Thomas Tongue
Thomas H. Tongue

75th Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court
In office
1969 – 1982
Appointed by Tom McCall
Preceded by Alfred T. Goodwin
Succeeded by Betty Roberts

Born 1912
Hillsboro, Oregon
Died May 30, 1994
Hillsboro, Oregon
Spouse(s) Bernice Healy Tongue

Thomas H. Tongue III (1912 - May 30, 1994) was the 75th Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. He is buried in Hillsboro, Oregon’s Pioneer Cemetery.[1] Tongue is the grandson of U.S. Representative Thomas H. Tongue, who was an emigrant from England in the early days of the state of Oregon.[2] The Oregon Supreme Court is the highest state court in the Oregon judicial department (branch of government). ... Thomas Lawson McCall (March 22, 1913 – January 8, 1983) was an American politician, a Republican, and the thirtieth governor of Oregon from 1967 to 1975. ... Hillsboro is a city located in Washington County, Oregon. ... May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Hillsboro is a city located in Washington County, Oregon. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... The Oregon Supreme Court is the highest state court in the Oregon judicial department (branch of government). ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Thomas H. Tongue (1844 - 1903) was an Oregon Congressman who served from 1897-1903. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area...

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Early life

Justice Tongue was born in Hillsboro, Oregon to the Tongue legal family.[1] Hillsboro is a city located in Washington County, Oregon. ...


Education

Mr. Tongue began college in 1930 and graduated with his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon in 1934. He then attended the School of Law at the University of Oregon, graduating with a J.D. in 1937.[2] While at Oregon he served as class president as an undergrad, and finished first in his class in law school.[1] Also as an undergraduate he was a member of the Chi Psi fraternity.[3] After the University of Oregon he went on to earn an advanced degree from Yale Law School.[1] At Yale he earned a Doctor of the Science of Law while on the Yale Sterling Fellowship that he had obtained with the assistance of Dean Wayne Morse of Oregon’s law school.[2] The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. ... The University of Oregon School of Law is Oregons state funded law school. ... Chi Psi is a fraternity consisting of more than 30 chapters (known as alphas) at American colleges and universities. ... The Sterling Law Building Sculptural ornamentation on the Sterling Law Building Yale Law School, or YLS, is the law school of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. ... A fellow in its broadest sense is someone who is an equal or a comrade. ...


Legal Career

Tongue began his career working in the New Deal government for the Labor Department, including arguing cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.[2] Later he worked for the National War Labor Board and the University of Oregon before entering private practice in 1943 in Portland, Oregon.[1] During his time in private practice, Tongue taught at the Northwestern College of Law. Addtionally, he served on the Oregon State Bar’s board of governors, Oregon Labor Management Relations Board, and was chairperson of the Oregon Judicial Fitness Commission.[1] He was appointed by Governor Tom McCall in 1969 to replace Alfred Goodwin who had resigned.[4] Tongue was then elected to a full six-year term in 1970 and re-elected in 1976.[4] Justice Tongue then resigned from the bench February 7, 1982.[4] After retiring from the Oregon Supreme Court, Tongue continued to work as a senior judge for the state and as an arbitrator.[1] The New Deal was the name President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave to the series of programs between 1933–1938 with the goal of relief, recovery and reform of the United States economy during the Great Depression. ... The United States Department of Labor is a Cabinet department of the United States government responsible for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, re-employment services, and some economic statistics. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... Nickname: Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter Area  - City  145. ... Lewis and Clark Law School offers trditional J.D. and J.D.s within the following specialty areas: Business and Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Intellectual Property Law, Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Tax Law. ... Thomas Lawson McCall (March 22, 1913 – January 8, 1983) was an American politician, a Republican, and the thirtieth governor of Oregon from 1967 to 1975. ...


Awards

  • Oregon State Bar Association President’s Award recipient in 1992.[5]
  • Oregon State Bar Association Award of Merit recipient in 1961.[5]

Decisions authored

  • Ruble Forest Products, Inc. v. Lancer Mobile Homes of Oregon, 269 Or. 315, 524 P.2d 1204 (1974) (contract law)
  • Southworth v. Oliver, 284 Or. 361, 587 P.2d 994 (1978) (contract law)
  • Oregon Bus. Planning Cncl. v. Dept. of Land Conservation and Development, 290 Or. 741, 626 P.2d 350 (1981) (land use)

A contract is a legally binding exchange of promises or agreement between parties that the law will enforce. ... Land use planning is the term used for a branch of public policy which encompasses various disciplines which seek to order and regulate the use of land in an efficient way. ...

Later life and family

Justice Tongue was married to Bernice Healy.[1] They had three sons: John Richard, James Cadwell, and Thomas Healy.[1] Thomas H. Tongue III died May 30, 1994, in Hillsboro, Oregon and is buried at Hillsboro’s Pioneer Cemetery.[1] May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...


References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "T.H. Tongue, ex-state high court Justice, dies", The Oregonian, June 1, 1994, p. B04. 
  2. ^ a b c d Class Notes. Oregon Lawyer. University of Oregon School of Law. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
  3. ^ Prominent Chi Psi Brothers
  4. ^ a b c Oregon Supreme Court Justices. Oregon Blue Book. Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved on 2006-12-21.
  5. ^ a b OSB:Award of Merit and President’s Awards

 
 

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