Webster J. Oliver

Personal

Birthday: 
1/14/1888
Birthplace: 
Brooklyn, NY
Date of Death: 
11/16/1969
Place of Death: 
New York, NY
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, 1912-1917, 1919-1935
U.S. Army captain, Ordnance Corps, 1917-1919
Customs Division, U.S. Department of Justice, New York City, 1935-1940; special attorney, 1935-1938; assistant attorney general, 1938-1940

Education

Name of School: 

Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn Law School (BLS) is a law school founded in 1901. It is located in Brooklyn Heights, New York City, in the United States, and has approximately 1,100 students.

The Dean of the law school is Nicholas W. Allard, who assumed the role in 2012, as well as the role of president in 2014. Brooklyn Law School’s faculty includes 64 full-time professors, 6 emeriti faculty, and a number of adjunct faculty, many of whom are preeminent legal scholars.

In 2013, 94% of the law school's first-time test takers passed the bar exam, placing the law school third-best among New York's 15 law schools. Of 382 graduates in 2014, nine months after graduation 38 were unemployed, and 7 were of unknown employment status. Alumni have relocated to 49 states and over 25 countries after graduation.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1911

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Customs Court
President Nominating: 
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
6/24/1940
Retirement from Active Service: 
6/24/1967
Termination Date: 
11/16/1969
Termination Reason: 
Death
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