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  James Waldo Ackerman (1926-1984) — of Illinois. Born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., January 1, 1926. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; Sangamon County State's Attorney, 1956-60; circuit judge in Illinois 7th Circuit, 1971-76; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois, 1976-79; U.S. District Judge for the Central District of Illinois, 1979-84; died in office 1984. Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Died in Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill., November 23, 1984 (age 58 years, 327 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
  Robert Peter Aguilar (b. 1931) — also known as Robert P. Aguilar — of California. Born in Madera, Madera County, Calif., April 15, 1931. Lawyer; superior court judge in California, 1979-80; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California, 1980-96; took senior status 1996. Hispanic ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Alpha Delta; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Arbitration Association. Still living as of 2000.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Carl Richard Ajello (b. 1932) — of Connecticut. Born in Ansonia, New Haven County, Conn., August 22, 1932. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1963-75; Connecticut state attorney general, 1975-83. Catholic. Member, American Judicature Society; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Rotary; Elks; American Bar Association. Still living as of 1983.
  Anthony Alfred Alaimo (1920-2009) — also known as Anthony A. Alaimo — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga.; Brunswick, Glynn County, Ga.; St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Ga. Born in Termini, Sicily, Italy, March 29, 1920. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1960, 1964; member of Georgia Republican State Central Committee, 1966-67; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Georgia, 1971-91; took senior status 1991. Methodist. Italian ancestry. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Delta Sigma Phi; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Bar Association. Died in Brunswick, Glynn County, Ga., December 30, 2009 (age 89 years, 276 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Sam Alaimo and Sandra (Granza) Alaimo; married, June 11, 1946, to Jeanne Evelyn Loy.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
  George Edward Allen, Jr. (1914-1990) — also known as George E. Allen, Jr. — of Richmond, Va. Born in Victoria, Lunenburg County, Va., April 4, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1952; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1954-81. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Died February 21, 1990 (age 75 years, 323 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Stone.
  Thomas Allgood, Sr. (1928-2000) — of Augusta, Richmond County, Ga. Born in Augusta, Richmond County, Ga., September 10, 1928. Lawyer; member of Georgia state senate, 1977-91. Member, American Judicature Society; American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Killed in the crash of a single-engine airplane, during takeoff from Daniel Field airport, Augusta, Richmond County, Ga., August 4, 2000 (age 71 years, 329 days). Interment at Westover Memorial Park, Augusta, Ga.
  George Ross Anderson, Jr. (b. 1929) — of Anderson, Anderson County, S.C. Born in Anderson, Anderson County, S.C., January 29, 1929. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1955-56; U.S. District Judge for South Carolina, 1980-. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Phi Delta Phi. Still living as of 2000.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Anthony Dominick Andora (b. 1930) — also known as Anthony D. Andora — of East Paterson (now Elmwood Park), Bergen County, N.J.; Franklin Lakes, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., November 20, 1930. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1964; chair of Bergen County Democratic Party, 1965-69; candidate for New Jersey state senate 40th District, 1977; member of New Jersey Democratic State Committee, 1981. Catholic. Member, Kappa Delta Pi; Kappa Phi Kappa; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Bar Association; American Legion; Kiwanis; Jaycees. Still living as of 1981.
  Relatives: Son of Anthony A. Andora and Theresa (Matera) Andora; married 1962 to Colleen Gill.
  Dennis Wayne Archer (b. 1942) — also known as Dennis W. Archer — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 1, 1942. Democrat. Lawyer; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1986-90; appointed 1986; resigned 1990; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1994-2001; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1996, 2000, 2008. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; National Bar Association; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Alpha Phi Alpha; NAACP. Still living as of 2020.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
  Russell Anderson Austin, Jr. — also known as Russell A. Austin, Jr. — of Aberdeen, Grays Harbor County, Wash.; Seattle, King County, Wash. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1968, 1972; member of Washington Republican State Committee, 1970-73. Protestant. Member, Order of the Coif; Alpha Delta Phi; Phi Alpha Delta; American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Son of Russell Anderson Austin and Amanda (Ficks) Austin; married, June 23, 1953, to Barbara Fortnum.
  William Orville Baldwin (1905-1988) — also known as Orville Baldwin; W. O. Baldwin — of Hebron, Thayer County, Neb. Born in Hebron, Thayer County, Neb., February 1, 1905. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1940 (alternate), 1944; candidate for justice of Nebraska state supreme court 4th District, 1958; candidate for Nebraska state attorney general, 1960. Presbyterian. Member, Rotary; American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Elks. Died March 19, 1988 (age 83 years, 47 days). Interment at Hebron Community Cemetery, Hebron, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Pearson Baldwin (1869-1940) and Lydia Jane (Franklin) Baldwin; brother of Robert Morton Baldwin; married to Iris Miller.
  Political family: Baldwin family of Hebron, Nebraska.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Martin Baner (b. 1936) — also known as Richard Baner — of Eureka, Woodford County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 27, 1936. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1972. Christian. Member, Lambda Chi Alpha; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Phi Alpha Delta; Farm Bureau. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Martin Baner and Ella (Detweiler) Baner; married 1955 to Janet Mae Eastman.
  John Ries Bartels (1897-1997) — also known as John R. Bartels — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Baltimore, Md., November 8, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1944; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1950-52; appointed 1950; defeated, 1952; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, 1959-73; took senior status 1973. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Died in Long Island Jewish Hospital, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., February 13, 1997 (age 99 years, 97 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Francis H. Becker (b. 1915) — of Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. Born in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, October 15, 1915. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1965-72. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Legion; Elks; Knights of Columbus; Foresters. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  William Odis Bertelsman (b. 1936) — of Fort Thomas, Campbell County, Ky. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, January 31, 1936. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 1979-. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Still living as of 2000.
  Relatives: Son of Odis William Bertelsman (1900-1991).
  See also federal judicial profile
  Raymond Joseph Broderick (1914-2000) — also known as Raymond J. Broderick — of Pennsylvania. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 29, 1914. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1967; Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1967-71; candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1970; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1971-84; took senior status 1984. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Died, of cancer, in Gladwyne, Montgomery County, Pa., August 6, 2000 (age 86 years, 69 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Thomas Leo Brown (b. 1931) — also known as Thomas L. Brown — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Hillsdale, Hillsdale County, Mich., November 10, 1931. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives 57th District, 1967-70; circuit judge in Michigan 30th Circuit, 1975-90; defeated, 1970. Catholic. Member, Gamma Eta Gamma; Knights of Columbus; Catholic War Veterans; American Judicature Society; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Still living as of 1990.
  Juan Guerrero Burciaga (1929-1995) — also known as Juan G. Burciaga — of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M. Born in Roswell, Chaves County, N.M., August 17, 1929. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for New Mexico, 1979-94; took senior status 1994. Hispanic ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; American Arbitration Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Judicature Society. Died in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M., March 5, 1995 (age 65 years, 200 days). Interment at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, N.M.
  Relatives: Son of Melesio A. Burciaga and Juana Burciaga.
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
H. Truman Chafin Harry Truman Chafin (b. 1945) — also known as H. Truman Chafin — of Williamson, Mingo County, W.Va. Born July 10, 1945. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state senate 6th District, 1983-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1996, 2000, 2004 (alternate). Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Pi Kappa Alpha; Moose; Elks; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Still living as of 2014.
  Presumably named for: Harry S. Truman
  Relatives: Son of Tom C. Chafin and Hazel Marie Chafin; married to Letitia Neese.
  Image source: West Virginia Legislature
  Roger E. Craig (b. 1933) — of Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Blairsville, Indiana County, Pa., April 23, 1933. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Michigan state senate 10th District, 1965-70; defeated in primary, 1970. Protestant. Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Civil Liberties Union; Americans for Democratic Action. Still living as of 1970.
  Alton Thomas Davis — also known as Alton T. Davis — of Grayling, Crawford County, Mich. Democrat. Lawyer; Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney; circuit judge in Michigan 46th Circuit, 1990; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 4th District, 2005-10; appointed 2005; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 2010; appointed 2010; defeated, 2010. Episcopalian. Member, American Association for Justice; Sigma Nu Phi; Elks; Rotary. Still living as of 2011.
  Relatives: Married to Sandra Kay Shellfish.
  See also Ballotpedia article — Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
  Joe S. Frank (b. 1942) — of Newport News, Va. Born in Newport News, Va., November 14, 1942. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Newport News, Va., 1996-2010. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Still living as of 2010.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Louis L. Friedman (b. 1906) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 29, 1906. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 16th District, 1941-44; member of New York state senate 15th District, 1945-55; resigned 1955; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1957-58. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Jewish Congress; B'nai B'rith; National Lawyers Guild. Burial location unknown.
  Paul Victor Gadola, Jr. (1929-2014) — also known as Paul V. Gadola, Jr. — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., July 21, 1929. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1959; candidate for Michigan state senate 13th District, 1960; candidate for Michigan State University board of trustees, 1976, 1978; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1984; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1998-2001; took senior status 2001. Member, Federalist Society; American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Died, in Burcham Hills Retirement Community, East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., December 26, 2014 (age 85 years, 158 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Paul Victor Gadola (1887-1968); brother of Thomas Laurence Gadola.
  Political family: Gadola family of Flint, Michigan.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Jack John Garris (1919-2005) — also known as Jack J. Garris; Jack John Garatzgeone — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., October 16, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; Washtenaw County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1955; candidate for mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1971. Eastern Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Delta Theta Phi; Jaycees. Died, of a stroke, while suffering from Parkinson's disease, in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Superior Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., February 21, 2005 (age 85 years, 128 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John Garatzogeone and Constance (Maniatakos) Garatzogeone; married 1948 to Helen Cazepis.
  John S. Gonas (b. 1907) — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in Crossfork, Potter County, Pa., May 14, 1907. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1936-38; member of Indiana state senate, 1940-48; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, 1944; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 3rd District, 1946; candidate for Governor of Indiana, 1948; probate judge in Indiana, 1949-58; Judge, Indiana Appellate Court, 1960-72. Ukrainian ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Phi Kappa Theta; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Gonas and Hazel (Stranka) Gonas; married 1937 to Theodosia Bonder.
  John G. Good, Jr. (b. 1926) — of Beaver, Beaver County, Pa. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., May 17, 1926. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Pennsylvania state senate 47th District, 1971-72. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Arbitration Association. Still living as of 1972.
  Fred David Gray — also known as Fred D. Gray — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala.; Tuskegee, Macon County, Ala. Born in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1970-74; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 2000, 2004, 2008; chair of Macon County Democratic Party, 2003. Church of Christ. African ancestry. Member, National Bar Association; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; NAACP; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Still living as of 2008.
  Relatives: Married to Carol Porter.
  Roman S. Gribbs (1925-2016) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 29, 1925. Democrat. Lawyer; Wayne County Sheriff, 1968-69; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1970-73; circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1975-82; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1976; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 1st District, 1983. Catholic. Member, Delta Sigma Phi; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Judicature Society; NAACP. Died in Northville, Wayne County, Mich., April 5, 2016 (age 90 years, 98 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Denmark Groover, Jr. (1922-2001) — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born in Quitman, Brooks County, Ga., June 30, 1922. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives from Bibb County, 1953-57, 1963-65, 1971-75, 1983-95. Methodist. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. During World War II, served as a pilot in the "Black Sheep Squadron"; an injury left his right arm partially paralyzed. Sponsored the bill to put the Confederate battle flag on the Georgia state flag in 1956; supported the removal of the emblem in 2001. Died in Macon, Bibb County, Ga., April 18, 2001 (age 78 years, 292 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Macon, Ga.
  Claude Harris, Jr. (1940-1994) — of Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Ala. Born in Bessemer, Jefferson County, Ala., June 29, 1940. Democrat. Lawyer; circuit judge in Alabama, 1977-85; U.S. Representative from Alabama 7th District, 1987-93; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, 1993-94. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., September 2, 1994 (age 54 years, 65 days). Interment at Memory Hill Gardens, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post
  George Copeland Hawkins, Jr. (1918-1991) — also known as George C. Hawkins, Jr. — of Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala. Born in Elora, Lincoln County, Tenn., December 4, 1918. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1948; member of Alabama state house of representatives; elected 1950, 1954; candidate in primary for Governor of Alabama, 1958; member of Alabama state senate; elected 1962; candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1964. Methodist. Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Bar Association. Died, of kidney failure, August 9, 1991 (age 72 years, 248 days). Interment at Forrest Cemetery, Gadsden, Ala.
  Odell H. Huffman (1923-1994) — of Princeton, Mercer County, W.Va. Born in Wyoming County, W.Va., February 18, 1923. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; mayor of Princeton, W.Va., 1965-66; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1969-72, 1991-94 (Mercer County 1969-72, 20th District 1991-94); defeated (Republican), 1950; died in office 1994; member of West Virginia state senate 10th District, 1973-84. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Elks; Moose; Rotary; Kiwanis. Died October 2, 1994 (age 71 years, 226 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Mitchell Odell Huffman and Callie (Whittington) Huffman; married, August 5, 1950, to Geraldine Cline.
  Barry W. Jackson (b. 1930) — of Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska. Born in Long Branch, Monmouth County, N.J., January 27, 1930. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1965-66. Episcopalian. Member, Delta Theta Phi; American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Kiwanis; Elks; NAACP; American Civil Liberties Union. Still living as of 1967.
  Relatives: Son of Rodney H. Jackson and Marion (Englebright) Jackson; married, June 4, 1955, to Susan Braddy Shields.
  John A. Kissel (b. 1959) — of Enfield, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., 1959. Republican. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state senate 7th District, 2002-10. Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Jaycees. Still living as of 2010.
  Norman Krivosha (b. 1934) — of Nebraska. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., August 3, 1934. Chief justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1978. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Still living as of 1984.
  Raymond W. Krolikowski (b. 1928) — also known as Ray Krolikowski — of Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich.; Birmingham, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich., July 25, 1928. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 14th District, 1961-62; member of Michigan State University board of trustees, 1975-82. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish Legion of American Veterans; Polish National Alliance; Lions; American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Rotary. Still living as of 1982.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Krolikowski and Regina (Wypijewski) Krolikowski.
  H. Martin Lancaster (b. 1943) — of Goldsboro, Wayne County, N.C. Born in Patetown Community, Wayne County, N.C., March 24, 1943. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1979-86; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 3rd District, 1987-95; defeated, 1994. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Elks; American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Harold Wright Lancaster and Eva (Pate) Lancaster; married to Alice Matheny.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
L. Harvey Lodge L. Harvey Lodge (b. 1902) — of Milford, Oakland County, Mich.; Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich.; Waterford, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Milford, Oakland County, Mich., November 8, 1902. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1944; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Oakland County 2nd District, 1947-48; defeated, 1948; member of Michigan state senate, 1957-60, 1967-74 (12th District 1957-60, 17th District 1967-74); defeated, 1964, 1974. Methodist. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Gary R. McDonald (b. 1940) — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born February 3, 1940. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Michigan, 1972-76; circuit judge in Michigan 10th Circuit, 1977-87; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1978; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 3rd District, 1987-; appointed 1987. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Judicature Society. Still living as of 1987.
  Robert Reynold Merhige, Jr. (1919-2005) — of Virginia. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 5, 1919. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1967-86; took senior status 1986. Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Died in Richmond, Va., February 18, 2005 (age 86 years, 13 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Willard L. Mikesell (1925-2003) — also known as Mike Mikesell — of Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich., April 18, 1925. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; candidate in Republican primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Eaton District, 1961; Eaton County Prosecuting Attorney, 1965-68; candidate in Republican primary for Michigan state house of representatives 56th District, 1968; circuit judge in Michigan 5th Circuit, 1971-76; defeated, 1966, 1976; Independent candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1986. Congregationalist. Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Lions; Eagles; Elks. Died, in Ingham Regional Medical Center, Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., September 30, 2003 (age 78 years, 165 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Edward Mikesell and Maria Laura (Wilson) Mikesell.
  Lawrence J. Morrissey (b. 1969) — also known as Larry Morrissey — of Rockford, Winnebago County, Ill. Born in Rockford, Winnebago County, Ill., 1969. Lawyer; mayor of Rockford, Ill., 2005-; defeated (Independent), 2001. Member, American Bar Association; American Association for Justice. Still living as of 2010.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph A. Morrissey and Josephine (Matranga) Morrissey; married to Stacy Hedrick.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Morgan Francis Murphy (1932-2016) — also known as Morgan F. Murphy — of Illinois. Born in Illinois, April 16, 1932. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1971-81 (3rd District 1971-73, 2nd District 1973-81). Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 4, 2016 (age 83 years, 323 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William B. Murphy (b. 1945) — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich.; East Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in Champaign, Champaign County, Ill., April 10, 1945. Lawyer; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 3rd District, 1988-, 2008-13; appointed 1988. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Federal Bar Association. Still living as of 2013.
  James Lowell Oakes (b. 1924) — also known as James L. Oakes — of Brattleboro, Windham County, Vt. Born in Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill., February 21, 1924. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1960; member of Vermont state senate, 1961-64; Vermont state attorney general, 1967; U.S. District Judge for Vermont, 1970; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 1971-92. Unitarian-Universalist. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Judicature Society. Still living as of 1997.
  Relatives: Son of James Lowell Oakes ; married to Rosalyn M. Landon.
  Owen Bradford Pickett (1930-2010) — also known as Owen B. Pickett — of Virginia Beach, Va. Born in Richmond, Va., August 31, 1930. Democrat. Lawyer; accountant; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1972-86; Virginia Democratic state chair, 1980-82; U.S. Representative from Virginia 2nd District, 1987-2001; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1996, 2000. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Rotary; Lions; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Virginia Beach, Va., October 27, 2010 (age 80 years, 57 days). Interment at Taylorsville Baptist Church Cemetery, Taylorsville, Va.
  The Owen B. Picket U.S. Customs House (built 1852, renamed for Pickett 2001), in Norfolk, Virginia, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walter Ward Reynoldson (b. 1920) — also known as W. Ward Reynoldson — of Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa. Born in St. Edward, Boone County, Neb., May 17, 1920. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; Clarke County Attorney, 1953-57; justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1971-87; chief justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1978-87; law professor. Member, Rotary; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Scorer Reynoldson and Mabel Matilda (Sallach) Reynoldson; married, December 24, 1942, to Janet Aline Mills (died 1986); married, June 3, 1989, to Patricia A. Frey.
  Richard W. Sabers (b. 1938) — of South Dakota. Born in Salem, McCook County, S.Dak., February 12, 1938. Justice of South Dakota state supreme court 2nd District, 1986-. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Still living as of 1993.
  Hubert Mayer Safran (b. 1930) — of Colorado. Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, December 25, 1930. Member of Colorado state house of representatives, 1965. Jewish. Member, Lions; Jaycees; B'nai B'rith; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Still living as of 1967.
George Wahr Sallade George Wahr Sallade (1922-1997) — also known as George W. Sallade — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 16, 1922. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1955-60; defeated (Democratic), 1968; chair of Washtenaw County Democratic Party, 1965-68; Democratic candidate for Michigan state senate 18th District, 1966, 1970; Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1982; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1984, 1988 (alternate). Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Freemasons; Moose; Rotary; Phi Alpha Delta; Sigma Delta Chi; Sigma Phi. Died June 18, 1997 (age 74 years, 214 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Image source: Ann Arbor News, June 15, 1968
  Ronald Arthur Sarasin (b. 1934) — also known as Ronald A. Sarasin — of Beacon Falls, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Fall River, Bristol County, Mass., December 31, 1934. Republican. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives 95th District, 1969-73; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 5th District, 1973-79; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1976; candidate for Governor of Connecticut, 1978. Member, American Bar Association; American Arbitration Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Still living as of 2000.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Alan Kooi Simpson (b. 1931) — also known as Alan K. Simpson — of Cody, Park County, Wyo. Born in Denver, Colo., September 2, 1931. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wyoming state house of representatives from Park County, 1964-77; U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1979-97; appointed 1979. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Rotary; Eagles; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; Alpha Tau Omega. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Milward Lee Simpson (1897-1993).
  Cross-reference: Anthony J. Principi
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Guy Sparks (c.1928-1983) — also known as "Anniston's Conscience" — of Anniston, Calhoun County, Ala. Born in Holt, Tuscaloosa County, Ala., about 1928. Democrat. Lawyer; Alabama Commissioner of Revenue, 1961-63; candidate in primary for Alabama state attorney general, 1966; attorney for Alabama Labor Council, AFL-CIO. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Died in 1983 (age about 55 years). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Anniston, Ala.
  Relatives: Brother-in-law of James M. Fullan, Jr. (1916?-?).
  Campaign slogan (1966): "I run not for gain, not for power — but for service."
  Campaign slogan (1966): "The people's candidate."
  Floyd Davidson Spence (1928-2001) — also known as Floyd Spence — of Lexington, Lexington County, S.C. Born in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., April 9, 1928. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1957-62; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1964, 1972 (delegation chair), 1988; member of South Carolina state senate, 1967-70 (22nd District 1967-68, 7th District 1969-70); resigned 1970; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 2nd District, 1971-2001; died in office 2001. Lutheran. Member, Sons of Confederate Veterans; Farm Bureau; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Forty and Eight; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Kappa Alpha Order. Died, following surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain, in St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., August 16, 2001 (age 73 years, 129 days). Interment at St. Peters Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lexington, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of James W. Spence (1882-1961) and Addie Jane (Lucas) Spence (1896-1993); married, December 22, 1952, to Lula Hancock Drake (1931-1978).
  Cross-reference: Joe Wilson
  The Floyd Spence Reserve Center, in the Fort Jackson U.S. Army post, Columbia, South Carolina, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harley Orrin Staggers, Jr. (b. 1951) — also known as Harley O. Staggers, Jr. — of Keyser, Mineral County, W.Va. Born in Washington, D.C., February 22, 1951. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state senate 16th District, 1980-82; appointed 1980; resigned 1982; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 2nd District, 1983-93. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Moose; Lions; Jaycees. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Harley Orrin Staggers (1907-1991) and Mary Casey Staggers; brother of Margaret Anne Staggers.
  Political family: Staggers family of Keyser, West Virginia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Hubert Teitelbaum (b. 1915) — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., July 2, 1915. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1957-61; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1970-. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Legion; American Arbitration Association; Order of the Coif. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jack Teitelbaum and Anna (Wolk) Teitelbaum; married, December 2, 1949, to Maja Wahrheit.
  Peter Andrew Tomel (b. 1934) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., 1934. Lawyer; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 10th District, 1969-70. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Still living as of 1970.
  Togiola Talalelei A. Tulafono (b. 1947) — also known as Togiola T. A. Tulafono — of Pago Pago, American Samoa; Utulei Village, American Samoa. Born in Aunu'u Island, American Samoa, February 28, 1947. Democrat. Lawyer; vice-president, South Pacific Airways, 1976-78; district judge in American Samoa, 1978-80; member of American Samoa senate, 1980-84, 1989-96; Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa, 1997-2003; Governor of American Samoa, 2003-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from American Samoa, 2004, 2008; candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from American Samoa, 2014. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Rotary. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Richard C. Turner (b. 1927) — of Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Born in Avoca, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, September 30, 1927. Republican. Member of Iowa state senate, 1960-64; Iowa state attorney general, 1967-; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, 1981-86. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Judicature Society; American Legion; Forty and Eight. Still living as of 1986.
  Myron H. Wahls (b. 1921) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 11, 1921. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for Michigan state attorney general, 1974; circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1975-82; appointed 1975; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 1st District, 1982-; appointed 1982. African ancestry. Member, National Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Civil Liberties Union. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Clifton Alexander Woodrum III (b. 1938) — also known as Clifton A. Woodrum III; Chip Woodrum — of Roanoke, Va. Born in Washington, D.C., July 23, 1938. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1972; Virginia Democratic state chair, 1972-76; member of Virginia state house of delegates 16th District, 1980-. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Phi Alpha Delta. Still living as of 2001.
  Relatives: Grandson of Clifton Alexander Woodrum (1887-1950).
  Paul Zakaib, Jr. (b. 1932) — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 20, 1932. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1967-74; defeated, 1974; candidate for West Virginia state senate 8th District, 1978, 1980. Eastern Orthodox. Member, Elks; Phi Delta Phi; American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Still living as of 1980.
  Relatives: Son of Paul Zakaib and Hazel (Rahal) Zakaib; married, March 12, 1967, to Maria Lucia DeRito.
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