Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Oregon Republican League: Elder Photos
Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 104.
EAKIN, ROBERT, of Union, was born in Elgin, Illinois, March 15, 1848, and came to Oregon in 1866, locating in Eugene. He attended the Willamette University, graduating in 1874, and the next year was admitted to the bar. The same year he settled in Union County in the practice of his profession. He has been an earnest and influential Republican, and has taken an active part in managing party affairs. He was a delegate to the county convention of 1876, and nearly every subsequent one. He was chairman of the county central committee six years, and a delegate to the state convention in 1884, 1888 and 1892. In 1880 he was nominated for County Judge and in 1882 for District Attorney, and in 1892 for District Judge of the Sixth District. In February, 1895 he was appointed Judge of the Eighth District by Governor Lord. Judge Eakin is a member of the Republican Club at Union.