Judge Edward Leavy (1929-2023)

We at the USDCHS have lost a great legal mind, a dear friend, and a joyous picnic instigator this week. Judge Edward Leavy passed away on March 13, 2023 after several months of hospice care.  He was 93.  We were last able to gratefully acknowledge Judge Leavy and the Leavy family at the Annual USDCHS Picnic at the Leavy family hop farm in August 2019, when we raised our voices in heartfelt tribute to Judge Leavy’s 90th birthday.

Judge Leavy receives a 2019 Happy Birthday serenade from Judge Anna Brown, Rick Galarneau, and Houston Bolles.  Photo by Owen Schmidt


Judge Leavy driving the tractor for the hayride in 2003. Photo by Owen Schmidt

Wonderful details about Judge Leavy and his remarkable career have been captured in his oral history, which can be found here and in this Oregon Benchmarks article (p. 11) talking about the Leavy Family receiving the 2011 Lifetime Service Award.

We are grateful for his many contributions to our state and our nation. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to his family.

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