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Paul George Bower

Paul George Bower, American lawyer. Bar: California 1964, United States Sureme Court 1969.


  • Bower, Paul George was born on April 21, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Chester L. and Retha (Dausmann) Bower.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Rice University, 1955. Postgraduate, California Institute of Technology, 1960. Bachelor of Laws, Stanford University, 1963.


    • Associate Gibson, Dunn & Grutcher, Los Angeles, 1963-1967, partner, 1970—1993.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1964, United States Sureme Court 1969.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Assistant director National Advisory Committee Civil Disorder, 1967-1968. Special assistant to deputy attorney general United States Department Justice, 1968-1969, consumer counsel, 1969. Board directors Legal Aid Foundation.

    Former trustee Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund. Member legal services Trust Fund Commission, 1990-1993, chair, 1993-1994. Deputy general counsel Webster Commission, 1992.

    With United States Army, 1956-1959. Member California Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Order of Coif.


    • Married Elreen L. Thurlow, June 23, 1962. Children: Stephanie, Julienne, Aimee.
    • father: Chester L. Bower
    • mother: Retha (Dausmann) Bower
    • spouse: Elreen L. Thurlow
    • children: Stephanie Bower
    • Julienne Bower
    • Aimee Bower
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    Born April 21, 1933
    Died December 31, 2003
    (aged 70)