Steven J. Jager

Independent Historian

Steven J. Jager is a Seattle based attorney and founding partner of Jager Law Office PLLC who practices in Washington, Alaska and Oregon.  He lectures frequently and is a past board member of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers.  Mr. Jager graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Economics degree from Seattle University in 1977, and received his Juris Doctor degree from Gonzaga University in 1980, and is presently enrolled in a part time capacity at the University of Washington, pursuing a degree program in History.  Mr. Jager currently, or has served on the boards for the following Seattle based educational institutions:  St. Joseph’s Elementary School (as chair), Holy Names High School, Seattle University Department of Economics Board of Advisors and the Gonzaga Law School Board of Advisors. The father of three educated adult daughters, and a lifelong voracious reader, Mr. Jager has traveled widely throughout the world and to all 50 United States.

Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

  Image Ownership: Public Domain    Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) was the seminal post-Reconstruction Supreme Court decision that judicially validated state sponsored segregation in public facilities by its creation and endorsement of the “separate but equal” doctrine as satisfying the Constitutional requirements provided in the … Read MorePlessy v. Ferguson (1896)

William Henry Lewis (1868-1949)

William Henry Lewis on the Harvard Football Team, ca. 1892 Image Ownership: Public Domain William H. Lewis, was a world-class collegiate athlete, lawyer, and politician.  Lewis, the son of former slaves Ashley Henry Lewis, a Baptist minister, and Josephine Baker, was born in Berkeley (now … Read MoreWilliam Henry Lewis (1868-1949)