Decius Wade

Politician

1835 – 1905

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Who was Decius Wade?

Decius Spear Wade was an American attorney, judge, writer, and politician who has been called the "Father of Montana Jurisprudence" for his role in establishing the common law and statutory law of the U.S. state of Montana. He was a judge and state senator in Ohio before serving sixteen years as Chief Justice of the Montana Territorial Supreme Court. As a member of the post-statehood Code Commission, he was one of the main drafters of the Montana Code and the most vocal advocate in the state for codification.

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Born
Jan 23, 1835
Ohio
Also known as
  • Judge Decius Wade
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Helena
  • Ashtabula
Died
Aug 3, 1905

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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