William Lee Knous

Personal

Birthday: 
2/2/1889
Birthplace: 
Ouray, CO
Date of Death: 
12/12/1959
Place of Death: 
Denver, CO
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Denver, Colorado, 1911-1937
Deputy district attorney, Ouray County, Colorado, 1913-1918
Mayor, Montrose, Colorado, 1926-1930
State representative, Colorado, 1928-1930
State senator, Colorado, 1930-1936; president pro tem, 1935-1936
Justice, Colorado Supreme Court, 1937-1947; chief justice, 1946-1947
Governor, Colorado, 1947-1950

Education

Name of School: 

University of Colorado Law School

We believe that legal education should employ robust theoretical inquiry, doctrinal and policy analysis, and professional skills. As part of a premier research university we seek to integrate opportunities for interdisciplinary study. Because the law is dynamic, we must equip our students to deal with change and to exercise sound judgment and creativity in offering solutions for problems of individuals, institutions, and nations. Our faculty members are passionate about teaching and are committed to providing students with a well-rounded learning experience that prepares them to serve wisely and with professionalism. And our location provides a natural vitality that motivates students to reach for their full potential.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1911

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Colorado
Court Name: 

Colorado District Court

President Nominating: 
Harry S Truman
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
4/7/1950
Termination Date: 
12/12/1959
Termination Reason: 
Death
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