Longtime Federal Judge And Politician Dies

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Retired U.S. District Judge James A. Redden, who presided over the Northwest’s biggest salmon lawsuit and served as an Oregon state representative, state treasurer and attorney general, has died at age 91.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports he died Tuesday night at an adult foster care home, where he was being treated for congestive heart failure, according to a story in the Portland Tribune, which employs his son.

One of his biggest legacies was his fight to force the government to recover wild fish. Redden was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, and attended Boston College and Boston College Law School.

He moved to Oregon in 1955

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