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Shirley Mount Hufstedler

Shirley Mount Hufstedler, lawyer, former United States Secretary of Education. Bar: California 1950. Named Woman of Year Ladies Home Journal, 1976; recipient University of California at Los Angeles medal, 1981, Lifetime Achievement award, The American Lawyer mag, 2007.

Background

  • Hufstedler, Shirley Mount was born on August 24, 1925 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Daughter of Earl Stanley and Eva (Von Behren) Mount.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, University New Mexico, 1945. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University New Mexico, 1972. Bachelor of Laws, Stanford University, 1949.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Wyoming, 1970. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Gonzaga University, 1970. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Occidental College, 1971.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), Tufts University, 1974. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Southern California, 1976. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Georgetown University, 1976.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Pennsylvania, 1976. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Columbia University, 1977. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Michigan, 1979.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), Yale University, 1981. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Rutgers University, 1981. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Claremont University Center, 1981.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), Smith College, 1982. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Syracuse University, 1983. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Mount Holyoke College, 1985.

      PHH (honorary), Hood College, 1981. PHH (honorary), Hebrew Union College, 1986. PHH (honorary), Tulane University, 1988.

    Career

    • Member firm Beardsley, Hufstedler & Kemble, Los Angeles, 1951-1961. Practiced in, 1961; judge Los Angeles Superior Court, 1961-1966, California Court Appeals (2nd district), 1966-1968, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit), 1968-1979. Secretary United States Department Education, 1979-1981.

      Partner Hufstedler & Kaus, Los Angeles, 1981-1995. Senior of counsel Morrison & Foerster LLP, since 1995. Emeritus director Hewlett Packard Company, United States West, Inc., Harman International Industries.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1950.

    Works

    • Member staff Stanford Law Rev, 1947-1949. Articles and book review editor, 1948-1949.

    Membership

    Trustee California Institute of Technology, Occidental College, 1972-1989, Aspen Institute, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1976-1993, Constitutional Rights Foundation, 1978-1980, National Resources Defense Council, 1983-1985, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1983-1994. Board directors John T. and Catherine MacArthur Foundation, 1983—2002. Chair United States Commission on Immigration Reform, 1996-1997.

    Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member American Bar Association (medal 1995), Los Angeles Bar Association, Town Hall, American Law Institute (council 1974-1984), American Bar Foundation, Women Lawyers Association (president 1957-1958), American Judicature Society, Association of the Bar of City of New York, Council on Foreign Relations (emeritus), Order of Coif.

    Connections

    • Married Seth Martin Hufstedler, August 16, 1949. 1 son, Steven Mark.
    • father: Earl Stanley Mount
    • mother: Eva (Von Behren) Mount
    • spouse: Seth Martin Hufstedler
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    Born August 24, 1925
    Nationality
    • 1945
      University New Mexico
    • 1972
      University New Mexico
    • 1949
      Stanford University
    • 1970
      University Wyoming
    • 1970
      Gonzaga University
    • 1971
      Occidental College
    • 1974
      Tufts University
    • 1976
      University Southern California
    • 1976
      Georgetown University
    • 1976
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1977
      Columbia University
    • 1979
      University Michigan
    • 1981
      Yale University
    • 1981
      Rutgers University
    • 1981
      Claremont University Center
    • 1982
      Smith College
    • 1983
      Syracuse University
    • 1985
      Mount Holyoke College
    • 1981
      Hood College
    • 1986
      Hebrew Union College
    • 1988
      Tulane University
    • 1951 - 1961
      Member, firm Beardsley
    • 1961
      practice, d in
    • 1961 - 1966
      judge Los Angeles Superior Court
    • 1966 - 1968
      judge Los Angeles Superior Court
    • 1968 - 1979
      judge Los Angeles Superior Court
    • 1979 - 1981
      secretary, United States Department Education
    • 1981 - 1995
      partner, Hufstedler & Kaus
    • 1995
      senior, of counsel Morrison & Foerster Limited Liability Partnership
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