Biographical Sketch of Hon M. D. Clifford

M. D. Clifford, Circuit Judge of the Sixth District, was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, in 1859.

He came to Oregon in 1870, with his mother, settling in Grant County, and is virtually a self-educated man. In 1880 he began reading law in the office of Hill & Mays, at The Dalles and was admitted to the bar in 1882.

Returning to Grant County he began the general practice of his profession. In 1884 he was elected district attorney of the Sixth Judicial District, and again in 1886 at the expiration of the latter term he resumed general practice until January 6, 1890, when he was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Judge L. B. Ison.

In June 1890, he was elected to fill the unexposed term, and in June 1892, was re-elected for the full term. Judge Clifford has always taken a great interest in the fraternal orders, being a member of the Odd Fellows, Elks, Woodmen and Masons, having been Grand Master of the State in the last named order in 1896.

In 1885 he married Miss Edith Hazeltine, a daughter of Judge Hazeltine, of Canyon City, and has two children, Harold, aged eleven, and Era, age nine. Judge Clifford is a man of sterling ability and attainments, and although an old school democrat, his career, on the bench has won for him the respect and confidence of members of all parties.



MLA Source Citation:

AccessGenealogy, editor. Grant County Oregon Genealogy. The information contained here has been derived from a variety of sources. 2013. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 28 November 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/iowa/biographical-sketch-of-hon-m-d-clifford.htm - Last updated on Jan 17th, 2013


Categories: ,
Topics:
Locations: , ,
Surnames:

Contribute to the Conversation!

Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Newsletter Signup

We currently provide two newsletters. Why not take both for a run?

Genealogy Update: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new, or significantly updated, collection or database on our website.

Circle of Nations: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new (or significantly updated) Native American collection or database on our website.

Once you've clicked on the Subscribe button above you'll receive an email from us requesting confirmation. You must confirm the email before you will be able to receive any newsletter.

Connect With Us!

Pin It on Pinterest

Shares
Share This

Share This

Share this post with your friends!