February 19, 2010
Professor Jim Mooney Presents ‘Judge Deady and Early Portland Land Claims’ February 23 in Portland
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the U.S. District Court of Oregon, the U.S. District Court Historical Society and the Pioneer Courthouse Society will welcome Professor Jim Mooney to lecture on, “Stark v. Starr: Judge Deady and Early Portland Land Claims.”
Professor Mooney is a noted biographer of Judge Matthew Deady, the first-ever district judge, who was appointed by President James Buchanan after the United States District Court was formed in 1859 by an act of Congress. Professor Mooney’s presentation will focus on one of three clusters of Portland land claim litigation that found their way before Judge Deady. Stark v. Starr involved the conflict between the land claim of Ben Stark and the equitable, possessory claims of Portlanders who had bought and improved small lots.
Professor Mooney’s presentation takes place at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, at Pioneer Courthouse, 700 SW Sixth Avenue in Portland. Admission is free. To RSVP, contact Linda Sherry.