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Daniel Everett Wathen

Daniel Everett Wathen, former state supreme court chief justice. Bar: Maine 1965.


  • Wathen, Daniel Everett was born on November 4, 1939 in Easton, Maine, United States. Son of Joseph Jackson and Wilda Persis (Dow) Wathen.

  • Education

    • AB, Ricker College, 1962. Juris Doctor, University Maine, 1965. Master of Laws (honorary), University Virginia Law School, 1988.


    • Attorney Wathen & Wathen, Augusta, Maine, 1965-1977. Trial judge Superior Court Maine, 1977-1981. Appellate judge Supreme Judicial Court Maine, 1981-1992, state chief justice, 1992—2001.

      Of counsel Pierce Atwood, since 2002.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Maine 1965.


    • Married Judith Carol Foren, July 14, 1960. Children: Julanne Carol, Daniel Arthur.
    • father: Joseph Jackson Wathen
    • mother: Wilda Persis (Dow) Wathen
    • spouse: Judith Carol Foren
    • children: Julanne Carol Wathen
    • Daniel Arthur Wathen
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    Born November 4, 1939