Willis William Ritter

Personal

Birthday: 
1/24/1899
Birthplace: 
Salt Lake City, UT
Date of Death: 
3/4/1978
Place of Death: 
Salt Lake City, UT
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, and Washington, D.C., 1924-1926
Professor of law, University of Utah, 1926-1950
Private practice, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1935-1949

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, August 25, 1949; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
University of Utah
Degree: 
A.B.
Name of School - Second: 

University of Chicago Law School

The University of Chicago Law School occupies a unique niche among this country's premier law schools. Located on a residential campus in one of America 's great cities, Chicago offers a rigorous and interdisciplinary professional education that blends the study of law with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Students, faculty, and staff form a small, tightly knit community devoted to the life of the mind. Learning is participatory. Chicago does not seek to impose a single viewpoint or style of thought on its students. Instead, our faculty exposes students to contrasting views, confident in students' abilities to choose their own paths.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1924
Name of School - Third: 

Harvard Law School

The world's premier center for legal education and research, Harvard Law School provides unparalleled opportunities to study law and related disciplines in an energetic and creative learning environment. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, and teaching. Through its faculty, students, and alumni, Harvard Law School is able to contribute solutions to the world's most complex legal and social challenges.

Degree - Third: 
S.J.D.
Degree Year - Third: 
1940

Judicial Career

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

Utah District Court

President Nominating: 
Harry S Truman
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
7/7/1950
Termination Date: 
3/4/1978
Termination Reason: 
Death
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