Merrill E. Otis

Personal

Birthday: 
7/7/1884
Birthplace: 
Nodaway County, MO
Date of Death: 
12/23/1944
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, St. Joseph, Missouri, 1911-1921
Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri, 1914
First assistant city counselor, St. Joseph, Missouri, 1915-1916
First assistant prosecutor, St. Joseph, Missouri, 1917-1918
First assistant attorney general, State of Missouri, 1921-1923
Chairman, Missouri Public Service Commission, 1923-1924
Assistant to the solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1924-1925

Education

Name of School: 
University of Missouri
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1906
Name of School - Second: 
University of Missouri
Degree - Second: 
A.M.
Degree Year - Second: 
1910
Name of School - Third: 

University of Missouri Columbia School of Law

The MU School of Law aspires to be the school of choice for outstanding students, both from Missouri and other states. As a national leader in the field of dispute resolution, we seek to complement a strong traditional curriculum with an orientation toward lawyering as a problem-solving endeavor. We strive to foster a diverse faculty of nationally recognized scholars who are committed to effective teaching, and to attract a student body with diverse experiences and views. We also strive to offer an intellectually rigorous and collegial environment for the study of law. Furthermore, we seek to graduate well-rounded lawyers who are sensitive to ethical issues, prepared to serve clients, and ready to be leaders in promoting justice.

Degree - Third: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Third: 
1910

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Court Name: 

Missouri Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Calvin Coolidge
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
12/14/1925
Termination Date: 
12/23/1944
Termination Reason: 
Death
Advertisement