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Gus J. Solomon: Liberal Politics, Jews, and the Federal Courts
     

Gus J. Solomon: Liberal Politics, Jews, and the Federal Courts

by Harry H. Stein
 

From public power to civil liberties and equal rights, Judge Gus J. Solomon (1906- 1987) was a grassroots liberal leader who helped shape the way Oregonians live. After working for two decades as a legal and political activist in the 1930s and 1940s, he was appointed to the U.S. District Court for Oregon, where he sat as the longest serving federal judge in

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From public power to civil liberties and equal rights, Judge Gus J. Solomon (1906- 1987) was a grassroots liberal leader who helped shape the way Oregonians live. After working for two decades as a legal and political activist in the 1930s and 1940s, he was appointed to the U.S. District Court for Oregon, where he sat as the longest serving federal judge in the state. Historian Harry H. Stein tells the story of the smart and combative figure against the changing backdrop of twentieth-century American law, politics, and life.

Editorial Reviews

Oregon Historical Quarterly
Harry Stein has crafted the best judicial biography of a federal district court judge of this century. This book is deeply researched, historiiographically sophisticated, closely argued, and masterfully written. It sets a high mark for all historians to follow.

Pacific Northwest Quarterly
The most powerful and thought-provoking message in Stein's book is that Solomon was compelled throughout his law career by a sense of civic virtue and obligation..The book leaves the reader with a clear and concise picture of a man who shaped many aspects of federal law and provides an encompassing narrative of Solomon's law career, judgeship, and philanthropic endeavors.

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ISBN-13:
9780875952987
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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