Biography of James H. Hazlett
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James H. Hazlett, a prominent and prosperous attorney, practicing principally in irrigation laws and water rights litigation, residing at Hood River, is a native of Illinois, born at Milford on Christmas Day, 1875. He is a son of Hugh D. and Rachel O. (Slusher) Hazlett, the former of whom was a member of an Illinois pioneer family, of English descent, while the latter came from a family of Dutch pioneers of Pennsylvania.

James H. Hazlett was educated in grade and high schools of his native town, at the Morgan Park Academy and at Harvard University, being graduated from the latter institution in 1902. Having decided on law as a profession, he entered upon a course at the Boston University Law School and was later admitted to practice in 1904 by the supreme court of Massachusetts. Following his admission to the bar, he practiced for the next five years in the offices of two well known law firms at Boston, but at the end of that period, owing to the state of his father's health, he returned home and attended to his father's business interests.

It was in 1912 that Mr. Hazlett located at Hood River, Oregon, where he has since remained and has been successful in building up a large and profitable practice. He gives most of his attention to irrigation laws and to laws dealing with water rights, bringing to bear on both these a ripe experience and keen judgment. He was nominated for the state Senate in 1918, to fill the unexpired term of Senator Wilbur, and lost the election by the small margin of eighty four votes. He has always been a consistent supporter of the democratic party and ever active in its councils, where his advice on current politics is freely sought.

Mr. Hazlett is a member of the Masonic order, a Knight Templar and a member of the Mystic Shrine. He also holds membership in the Elks and in the Knights of Pythias, and in the latter order has passed through all the chairs, being past chancellor commander and a delegate to the grand lodge. He is an earnest member of the Riverside church and active in its work. During the World war, Mr. Hazlett took a prominent part in the promotion of all bond drives and also served as one of the legal advisers of the draft board. Young, active and intensely public spirited, he throws the weight of his support and influence in the direction of all civic affairs intended to advance the welfare of his adopted city.

From:
History of Oregon Illistrated
Vol. 3
BY: Charles H. Carney
The Pioneer Historical Publishing Company
Chicago - Portland 1922


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