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Willis Van Devanter

Born: 17-Apr-1859
Birthplace: Marion, IN
Died: 8-Feb-1941
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, DC

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Judge
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Supreme Court Justice, 1911-37

Father: Issac Van Devanter (lawyer)
Mother: Violetta Spencer
Wife: Dottie Burmens (dau. of Winslow Paige Burmens, m. 10-Oct-1883, two sons)

    University: Indiana Asbury College
    Law School: Cincinnati Law School (1881)
    Professor: George Washington University (1898-1903)

    US Supreme Court Justice (3-Jan-1911 to 2-Jun-1937, resigned)
    US Appeals Court Judge, 8th Circuit (1903-10)
    US Justice Department Asst. Attorney General (1897-1903)
    Wyoming State Supreme Court Chief Justice, Territorial (1889-90)
    Wyoming State House of Representatives Territorial (1888-89)
    Wyoming State Official City Attorney, Cheyenne, WY (1887-88)
    Lacey and Van Devanter Associate (1881-84)
    Indiana State Bar Association
    Republican National Committee (1896-1900)
    Wyoming State Bar Association
    Dutch Ancestry


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