Submitted by Tamara Kincaide
Carey, Charles Henry
History of Oregon Pioneer Historical Pub. Co., 1922, 2535 pgs.
A prominent attorney in Albany, now serving as justice of the peace, in addition to his practice, was born in Boonville, Indiana October 18, 1886, of the marriage of John and Elizabeth (Lockyear) Olliver, the former a native of England, the latter of Indiana. When about 21 years of age the father immigrated to America, going to southern Indiana, he purchased land in the vicinity of Boonville, which he improved and developed, continuing its cultivation throughout the remainder of his life, he passed away October 1894, the mother's death occurring February 1901.
In the public schools of Warrick County, Indiana, Victor Olliver acquired his education. After his graduation from high school he engaged in teaching in different parts of the state for a period of five years and then pursued a course in the Oakland City College in Indiana, while later he became a student at the University of Indiana for one year, which he graduated with the LL B degree in 1912. He then practiced law at Marion, Indiana for one year and in 1913 came to Oregon, opening a law office in Albany in November of that year, and here he continued his practice in offices in the First National Bank building.
His fellow citizens recognizing his worth and ability, called him to public office and in 1916 he was appointed city attorney of Albany, also serving until 1919. He was elected justice of the peace in November 1918,and since the first of January 1919, ably has served his office. His standing in the community is indicated in the fact that parties nominated him, he is an able attorney well informed in all branches of the law, and his ability is manifest in the logic of his deductions and the clearness of his reasoning.
On the 25th of October 1915, Mr. Olliver was united in marriage to Miss Mildred Slonaker, a daughter of A S and Nettie (Gray) Slonaker, natives of Indiana. The father is engaged in farming in Randolph County Indiana.
Mr. and Mrs. Olliver have become the parents of a daughter, Mary Louise, whose birth occurred September 2 1916. In his political views he is a republican, a member of the Oddfellows and Masons, he is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, active in its work he is the secretary of the board. He is a member of the Linn County Oregon Bar Association, He stands high as a man and citizen, and he enjoys the respect, goodwill and confidence of his associates.
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