Sunday, December 31, 2006
Oregon Republican League: Elder Photos
Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 276.
MORELAND, J. C. [Editor inserted: Julius C. Moreland], of Portland, was born June 10, 1844, in Tennessee. Soon after the family moved to Illinois and crossed the plains to Oregon in 1852, settling in Clackamas County. In 1860 young Moreland began learning the printer’s trade, in Portland. He worked and attended the Portland Academy at intervals. In 1864 he was foreman of the state printing office, under H. L. Pittock. He continued to work as a printer and read law. In 1867 he was admitted to the bar of Washington territory, and began to practice in Boise, Idaho, but resumed his trade for time as foreman of the Boise Statesman, and then of the Portland Oregonian. He then formed a partnership with John F. Caples and resumed the practice of law. Judge Moreland has always been an active Republican, and for years has been in attendance at conventions and club meetings, and has spoken in campaigns. In 1872 he was elected a member of the city council, and served five years. In 1885 Governor Moody appointed him County Judge, to fill a vacancy of five months. In 1890 he was elected to the same office, retiring in 1894.