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          John J. Haugh, age 60, passed away at Rugby, England on April 1, 2002, due to heart failure.  A Mass will be celebrated for him at St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church in Portland, Oregon on April 19, 2002 at 10:00 AM.  A "Celebration of Life", to which all are invited, at which food and refreshments will be served, will take place in the Church hall following the service.  It was John's request that he be an organ donor and his remains cremated.

          John was born November 29, 1941, the eldest of five sons of J.W. ("Jack") and Veronica ("Ronnie") Haugh, in Lebanon, Missouri.  He received scholarships to Benedictine College in atchison, Kansas and the Notre Dame University Law School, graduating from those institutions in 1963 and 1966, respectively.  He is survived by oufr children, born to he and his former wife, Phyllis M. Haugh of Wilsonville, Oregon, who are John F. of Decatur, Georgia, Kelly of Columbus, Indiana, Bryn Marie and Rachel of Portland, as well as four grandchildren.  Three of his siblings survive.

          Following graduation from Law School, John accepted a position for one year as a law clerk to Federal Judge John F. Kilkenny, fully intending to return to the Midwest to embark on his legal career.  He fell in love with the Portland area, and remained, where he was extremely active in the private practice of law for 25 years, before retiring to write.

          He was President of the Multnomah Bar (1977-78), The Oregon State Bar (1982-83), and the Western States Bar (an association of Bar Leaders from 14 Western States) in 1987-88.  He was also President of the Oregon Law Foundation (1985-86), and served on numerous committees of the Multnomah and Oregon State Bar Associations, as well as on the Federal Judical Selection Committee for many years.

         John was the author of numerous legal articles and often spoke at Continued Legal Education seminars for lawyers. He taught law school as an evening instructor at Lewis and Clark College, Northwestern School of Law, from 1968 to 1977.  He donated countless hours to representing the less fortunate in our society and to environmental issues of significance, serving among other capacities as a lawyer for the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, and working on the significant case Roberts v. Williams for over five years.  This case was the first time an African American won civil damages from a law enforcement official in the South, receiving the ACLU's highest award in 1999, along with other Oregon lawyers who volunteered to serve in the Mississippi Delta in the 1960s and 1970s.


Published in the Oregonian of April 12, 2002 as a "page" entry. Actual size was about 1/4 page.