Pharisee Among Philistines: Diary of Judge Matthew Deady 1871-1892 (Two Vols.)


PHARISEE AMONG PHILISTINES. The Diary of Judge Matthew P. Deady

1871-1892 (Two Vol. set). By Malcolm Clark, Jr., Oregon Historical Society, Portland, Oregon, 1975.


  • Two volume complete set


Matthew Paul Deady (1824-1893) was a politician and jurist in the Oregon Territory and the state of Oregon of the United States. He served on the Oregon Supreme Court from 1853 to 1859, at which time he was appointed to the newly created federal court of the state. He served as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon in Portland, as the sole Judge until his death in 1893. 


A native of the state of Maryland, his first profession was as a blacksmith. He would also spend time as a teacher in both

Ohio & Oregon. Deady read law in Ohio and practiced law for a time in that state before immigrating to the Oregon Territory via the Oregon Trail. In Oregon, he helped codify the laws of the state and assisted in the foundation of the

Multnomah County Library in Portland.

He also was president of the University of Oregon's board of regents. The university renamed Deady Hall in his honor after his death.


Vol. one with light wear. Vol. two with shifted spine. Secure bindings & clean pages. Sun to jackets otherwise very good with light wear. About 11 x 7-3/4 each. Illustrated.


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