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 David M. Risdon

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David M. Risdon

  • Birth 3 Jun 1821 Fairfield, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
  • Death 24 Feb 1905 Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA
  • Burial Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA
  • Plot 199
  • Memorial ID 11820173

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.


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  • Maintained by: Merrileem
  • Originally Created by: Shirlee Kumar
  • Added: 25 Sep 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11820173
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David M. Risdon (3 Jun 1821–24 Feb 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11820173, citing Eugene Pioneer Cemetery, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Merrileem (contributor 47324025) .