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Hall Stoner LUSK

(1883-1983)
Senate Years of Service:
1960-1960
Party:
Democrat

LUSK, Hall Stoner, a Senator from Oregon; born in Washington, D.C., September 21, 1883; attended Georgetown Preparatory School 1897-1900; graduated from Georgetown University in 1904 and from Georgetown Law School in 1907; secretary to a Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia 1906-1909; admitted to the District of Columbia bar in 1907 and to the Oregon bar in 1910 and commenced practice in Portland, Oreg.; assistant United States district attorney of Oregon 1918-1920; unsuccessful for election to the Oregon legislature in 1922; circuit judge of Multnomah County, Oreg., 1930-1937; appointed, subsequently elected, and reelected to the Oregon supreme court and served from 1937, until his resignation on March 15, 1960; appointed on March 16, 1960, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Richard L. Neuberger and served from March 16, 1960, to November 8, 1960; was not a candidate for election to a full term; returned to Oregon supreme court as a justice pro tempore in 1961, serving until 1968; engaged in the revision of Oregon supreme court procedures as justice emeritus; resided in Beaverton, Oreg., until his death there on May 15, 1983; interment at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Portland, Oreg.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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