Biography of Judge Marten L. Pipes
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Judge Martin L. Pipes, attorney at law of Portland, with offices in the Chamber of Commerce building, was born in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, in 1850, his parents being John and Harriet Postell (Shaffer) Pipes. The father was born in Union Parish of Louisiana in 1818 and was married in Ascension Parish to Harriet P. Shaffer, whose birth occurred in Columbia, South Carolina, in 1826. Her father was M. C. Shaffer, who was commandant of the Arsenal College, the first of the commandants in the United States. He served in the Indian wars with the rank of major and passed away in Louisiana in 1873. The father of Judge Pipes departed this life in Missouri in 1891, while his mother died in Kansas City in 1900.

The Judge was a pupil in the parish schools of Louisiana and in 1871 was graduated from the Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge. He afterward took up the study of law, which he pursued for four years, and in 1875 he came to the northwest and for three years was a teacher in the school of Independence, Oregon. He then began practice and is still an active follower of the profession. In 1890 he was appointed by Governor Pennoyer as judge of the second judicial district to fill a vacancy and served upon the bench for two years. Since that time he has confined his efforts and attention to his law practice in Portland, which has become extensive and has connected him with much important litigation. He is a man of recognized ability as a member of the bar, having comprehensive knowledge of the principles of jurisprudence and seldom, if ever, is at fault in the application of such principles to the points in litigation. He has also aided in framing the laws of the state, having been a representative from Polk county in the Oregon legislature in 1880.

On the 1st of November, 1874, in Keatchie, Louisiana, Judge Pipes was united in marriage to Miss Mary C. Skipworth, and to them have been born five children: John M.; Wade H.; Nellie B.; George Alfred; and Harriet P., the last named the wife of Arnold Von Ettenger.

Judge Pipes belongs to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon and is the oldest member of the fraternity on the coast, having been identified therewith since 1871. He has membership relations with the Ancient Order of United Workmen and with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. Since 1896 he has given his political allegiance to the republican party and in his discussion of political problems gives clear reasoning for the faith that is his. He never lightly regards the duties and obligations of citizenship and his position upon any vital question is never an equivocal one.

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


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