B.S. (library science), University of Washington, 1924
LL.B., University of Washington School of Law, 1918
Dr. Beardsley was a scholar and historian with a noted interest in historical legal research, in particular the laws, lawyers, and judges of early Washington and Oregon.
He made a significant contribution to the preservation of Washington state legal history by writing The Bench and Bar of Washington: The First Fifty Years (1849-1900), a painstakingly researched 42-chapter unpublished manuscript that details the history of early Washington’s legal community. Beardsley described his motivation behind writing The Bench and Bar as a way of “preserv[ing] . . . a memorial [of the early lawyers and judges of Washington] and [providing] an inspiration to the young lawyers to come.”
Librarian and Professor of Law, University of Washington, 1937-44
Librarian and Associate Professor of Law, University of Washington, 1932-37
Law Librarian and Lecturer in Law, University of Washington, 1925-32