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Allen R. Derr

Allen R. Derr, American lawyer. Achievements include winning the historic United States Supreme Court decision in Reed versus Reed, 92 S. Court 251,overturning a state law that discriminate against women. Recipient Distinguished Service award Tau Kappa Epsilon, 1955, named Alumnus of Year, 1999; recipient Idaho Freedom award American Civil Liberties Union, 2002; named to Alumni Hall of Fame University Idaho, 2005.

Background

  • Derr, Allen R. was born on April 5, 1928 in Sandpoint, Idaho, United States. Son of Alfred M. and Hattie Allen Derr.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Journalism, University Idaho, 1951. Juris Doctor, University Idaho, 1959. Student, University Illinois, 1955—1956.

    Career

    • With United States Marine Corps, 1945—1946, United States Air Force Reserve, 1950—1960. Assistant attorney general State of Idaho, 1959—1960. Private practice Boise, since 1960.

      Speaker, lecturer, master ceremonies, radio and television panelist. Chair information committee Idaho State Bar, 1998—2003, co-founder Citizen's Law Academy.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include winning the historic United States Supreme Court decision in Reed versus Reed, 92 S. Court 251,overturning a state law that discriminate against women.

    Works

    • Editor and assistant executive director Tau Kappa Epsilon National Magazine. Featured in book Days of Destiny by James McPherson. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Advisory board University Idaho Law School, 2002—2008. Past state president Young Democratic Club for Idaho. Member of Idaho Citizen's Law Academy, American Legion (past Commander), Idaho State Bar Association (Professionalism award 2002), Idaho Trial Lawyers Association (founder), Idaho Press Club (board directors).

    Personality

    Interests

    Writing, boating, travel.

    Connections

    • father: Alfred M.
    • mother: Hattie Allen Derr
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