Bean, Robert S. (Robert Sharp), 1854-1931

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Robert Sharp Bean (1854-1931) was Chief Justice of Oregon, 1894-1896, 1900-1902 and 1905-1909, and Regent of the University of Oregon, 1882-1920.

From the description of Robert Sharp Bean autobiography [manuscript], 1929. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 767824879

From the guide to the Robert Sharp Bean autobiography, 1929, (Oregon Historical Society Research Library)

Robert Sharp Bean (1854-1931) was born in 1854 to Obadiah Roberts and Julia Sharp Bean, and raised ten miles north of Eugene. He became a respected judge known for his impartiality. Bean served in circuit court from 1882-1890, in the Oregon Supreme Court from 1890-1909, and in U.S. District Court from 1909-1931.

A graduate of the University of Oregon in 1878, Bean became a UO regent in 1882, and received a law degree in 1895. In 1880 he married Ida Elizabeth Condon, daughter of Dr. Thomas Condon, the famous Oregon geologist. The couple had five sons, three of whom survived the judge.

In 1926, Bean became director of the Oregon Historical Society in Portland. During his life he served a total of 49 years on the bench and 21 years as a regent of the University of Oregon, and upon his death in 1931, was the University's oldest alumnus.

From the guide to the Robert Sharp Bean papers, 1909-1931, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries)

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referencedIn Bean and Condon Family papers, 1872-1975 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
creatorOf Bean, Robert Sharp, 1854-1931. Robert Sharp Bean autobiography [manuscript], 1929. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Robert Sharp Bean papers, 1909-1931 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
creatorOf Adix, Carrie Ladd. Diaries and reminiscences collection, 1837-1993. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Robert Sharp Bean autobiography, 1929 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Bean, Ormond R. Ormond R. Bean papers, 1866-1965. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
referencedIn Ormond R. Bean papers, 1930-1960, 1866-1965 1930s-1960s Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn Diaries and reminiscences collection, 1837-1993 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Bean family. Papers, 1872-1975. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
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Birth 1854-11-28

Death 1931-01-07

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