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David M. Risdon
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Birth: Jun. 3, 1821
Franklin County
Vermont, USA
Death: Feb. 24, 1905
Lane County
Oregon, USA

Judge D.M. Risdon owned the first house within the Eugene, OR city limits. He started life a a school teacher in Stark County, IL but soon went to Peoria to study law. He was admitted to the IL state bar in 1849. He moved west and settled in the Willamette Valley, OR. He was at once admitted to the bar in Oregon and served as attorney and counsellor in Lane County. He appears to have been the first lawyer in the city of Eugene.He served in the Territorial Legislature in 1851-52 prior to the admission of Oregon to statehood. He subsequently was County Superior Court Judge and School Superintendent of Lane County. He was married to Pauline Wright and their children were Ella and Augustus Risdon.  
Eugene Pioneer Cemetery
Lane County
Oregon, USA
Plot: 199
Maintained by: Merrileem
Originally Created by: Shirlee Kumar
Record added: Sep 25, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11820173
David M. Risdon
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David M. Risdon
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David M. Risdon
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- Merrileem
 Added: Jun. 3, 2011
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- Shirlee Kumar
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