Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 184.
BOISE, HON. R. P., of Salem, was born in Blanford, Massachusetts, in 1819, and graduated from Williams College in 1843. He was admitted to the bar in 1848, and in 1850 came to Oregon. He was chosen Prosecuting Attorney for the first and second districts in 1852 and re-elected in 1854. He was one of the Code Commissioners in 1854, and was also elected to the legislature that year and the constitutional convention in 1857, and that year was appointed Supreme Judge. He was elected chief Justice when Oregon was admitted, and in 1864 was again elected to the supreme bench. He retired in 1870, but was again elected in 1886. Since that time Judge Boise has allied himself with the populists.