Walter C. Winslow Biography


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        Walter C. Winslow was born October 29, 1882, in Polk County, Oregon, son of Paris and Addie Vandevort Winslow.

        He received his education in the Polk County Public Schools, Willamette University Preparatory Academy, University of Oregon, from which he graduated in 1906, with the degree of A. B.; returning to Willamette University for his law course, graduating therefrom in 1908 with degree of LL.B.

        He was admitted to the bar of Oregon June 8, 1908, and immediately became associated with the late Judge John H. McNary and the late Senator Charles L. McNary in the general practice of law. Shortly thereafter, he was named Deputy District Attorney for the Third Judicial District and rode the circuit for three and a half years, acting as Acting District Attorney in the several counties of the district outside Marion County, in which county he acted as Deputy District Attorney. In January 1913, he became associated with the late S.M. Endicott in the practice of law, which association continued to the date of the death of Mr. Endicott, after which he continued the practice of law until the time of his appointment to the Supreme Court in January 1947.

        In 1917, he was elected president of the University of Oregon Alumni Association and was re-elected in 1918.

        In 1917 he was elected as a member of the school board of the School District No. 24, Marion County, Oregon, and in 1920 he was re-elected to such position, serving two terms.

        Judge Winslow is a member of the Marion County Bar Association, State Bar Association, and American Bar Association, serving as president of the Marion County Bar Association in 1933-34.

        In 1910, he was married to Lottie Deyoe. They have 3 children - Gertrude (Ayres) and Genevieve (Mickenham) and Norman K.

        Judge Winslow was appointed Justice of the Supreme Court pro tempore by Governor Snell, in place of Justice James T. Brand, during his leave of absence, and assumed office January 21, 1947. His service on the supreme bench was concluded December 31, 1947.

        He is a republican, Methodist and member of the Masonic fraternity.