Jacob Tanzer

Judge from United States of America

Jacob B. Tanzer (born 1935) is an American attorney in the state of Oregon, United States. Prior to private practice Tanzer served as the 81st Associate Justice on the Oregon Supreme Court. He also served on the Oregon Court of Appeals, was a deputy district attorney for Multnomah County, Oregon, and worked for the United States Department of Justice. Jacob Tanzer was born in Longview, Washington on February 13, 1935. He attended Grant High School in Portland, Oregon. After high school he attended the University of Oregon in Eugene where he earned a bachelor of arts in 1956. Tanzer then went on to the university’s law school, graduating in 1959 with his juris doctorate. That year he passed the Oregon bar. He also attended Stanford University in California and Reed College in Portland, Oregon. From 1959 until 1962 Tanzer worked in private legal practice in Portland. Tanzer then joined the U.S. Department of Justice in 1962, where he would remain until 1964. In 1964, while working for the Department of Justice he was sent to Mississippi as part of the Civil Rights Division investigating the deaths of three civil rights activists. This incident involving the murders of Andrew Goodman,  ( Wikipedia article )


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United States of America


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University of Oregon
Stanford University

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