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William Glassell Somerville

William Glassell Somerville, American lawyer. Bar: Alabama 1961, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1963, United States Supreme Court 1964, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1968, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981. Member of American Bar Association, Ivy (Princeton), American Judicature Society, Birmingham Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Rotary, Birmingham Country Club.

Background

  • Somerville, William Glassell was born on July 27, 1933 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Son of William Glassell and Hilda (Deeth) Somerville.

  • Education

    • AB, Princeton University, 1955. Bachelor of Laws, University Virginia, 1961.

    Career

    • Law clerk to chief judge United States District Court (northern district), Alabama, 1961—1963. Associate Lange, Simpson, Robinson & Somerville,, Birmingham, 1963—1966, partner, from 1966. Member supreme court advisory committee Rules Alabama appellate procedure, 1972—1977.

      Member standing committee Alabama rules appellate procedure, 1979—1986. Served with Counter Intelligence Corps United States Army, 1955-1958.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Alabama 1961, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1963, United States Supreme Court 1964, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1968, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member of American Bar Association, Ivy (Princeton), American Judicature Society, Birmingham Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Rotary, Birmingham Country Club.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Hateley Quincey, June 13, 1959 (divorced October 1985). Children: William Glassell, John Quincey, Mary Campbell, Sarah Guerrant.
    • father: William Glassell Somerville
    • mother: Hilda (Deeth) Somerville
    • spouse: Mary Hateley Quincey
    • children: William Glassell Somerville
    • John Quincey Somerville
    • Mary Campbell Somerville
    • Sarah Guerrant Somerville
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