Office of Ceremonies

Orange Jacobs


The first University of Washington honorary degree, a Doctor of Laws, was conferred upon Orange Jacobs by the Territorial University of Washington in 1885.  Mr. Jacobs was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Territory of Washington from 1871-1875, a member of the 44th and 45th Congresses (1875-1879), and the mayor of Seattle (1880).