William W. Page

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William W. Page
13th Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court
In office
Preceded by Aaron E. Waite
Succeeded by Erasmus D. Shattuck
Personal details
Born Dec 4 1836
Amherst, Virginia
Died April 12, 1897
Portland, Oregon
Spouse(s) Albina Victoria Amireux

William Wilmer Page (December 4, 1836 – April 12, 1897) was an American attorney and judge in the state of Oregon. A native of Virginia, he served as the 13th Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court for four months in 1862 to finish the term of Aaron E. Waite.

Early life

William Page was born in December 4, 1836 in Virginia.[1] The son of the Reverend Charles Page, he graduated from Miami University’s law school in the state of Ohio.[1] He then practiced law in Chicago, Illinois in 1855.[1]


In 1857, Page traveled to Oregon Territory over the Oregon Trail.[1] He arrived in Oregon City and was soon admitted to the state bar by Oregon Supreme Court justice Matthew Deady.[1] Then in 1862 justice Waite resigned from the State Supreme Court to run for Congress.[1] William Page was then appointed to fill Wait’s remaining term on the bench by Oregon Governor John Whiteaker in May.[2][3] The term ended in September 1862 and Page left the court.[2] After his time on the state’s highest court, Page moved to Portland, Oregon where he continued to practice law until his death on April 12, 1897.[1] The city of Albina, Oregon was laid out with a plat for the new town filed April 1873 by Page, Edwin Russell and George Williams.[citation needed] The town was named after Page's daughter, Albina.[citation needed]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Corning, Howard M. Dictionary of Oregon History. Binfords & Mort Publishing, 1956.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Oregon Blue Book: Supreme Court Justices of Oregon. Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved January 10, 2008.
  3. Oregon Blue Book: Governors of Oregon. Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved January 10, 2008.

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