Charles Wycliffe Joiner

Personal

Birthday: 
1916
Birthplace: 
Maquoketa, IA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Des Moines, Iowa, 1939-1947
U.S. Army lieutenant, Air Corps, 1943-1945
Faculty, University of Michigan Law School, 1947-1968, 1974-1984; associate dean, 1960-1968; acting dean, 1965-1966; lecturer in law, 1974-1984
Alderman, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1955-1959
Director of research and drafting, Michigan constitutional convention, 1961-1962
Dean and professor of law, Wayne State University, 1967-1972

Education

Name of School: 
University of Iowa
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1937
Name of School - Second: 

University of Iowa College of Law

The highly competitive practice of law has a way of shaping a person. If you let it, it can and it will make you into a thing;...That thing the practice of law would make of you is ultimately what becomes of the once passionate, once idealistic, once hopeful, would-be world changer, who has become eroded by the routine, battering current of the practice, and who has failed to cultivate the ground cover that resists erosion of soul." For those of us in the world of work, whether as lawyers or not, tending to that initial force that drew us toward the study of law should be part of our thoughts and periodic reflections.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1939

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Court Name: 

Michigan Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Richard M. Nixon
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
6/9/1972
Retirement from Active Service: 
8/15/1984
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