Martin L. Pipes Biography


        Martin L. Pipes was born September 21, 1850, at Ascension Parish, Louisiana. He was the son of John and Harriett Postell (Shaffer) Pipes. He was married November 1, 1874, to Mary C. Skipworth. Educated in private schools in Louisiana, and graduated at Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, with degree of B. A.

        Judge Pipes came to Oregon in 1875, and was admitted to the bar of this state in 1881. He practiced law in Polk County from that time until 1884; in Corvallis, Benton County, from 1884 to 1890, moving to Portland in 1892, and practicing there from that time on. He was a member of the House, Legislative Assembly, in 1880; Judge of the Circuit Court, Second District, from 1890-1892; member of the faculty, Law Department, State University of Oregon, lecturer on contracts.

        Judge Pipes was appointed to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John McCourt, on September 12, 1924, to hold office until January 1925.


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