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William Sherwood Wilkinson

William Sherwood Wilkinson, American lawyer. Bar: Colorado 1960, Michigan 1966. Recipient Community Distinguished Service award Canon City Junior Chamber of C., 1964; named to Outstanding Young Men of America, 1965.


  • Wilkinson, William Sherwood was born on September 6, 1933 in Williston, North Dakota, United States. Son of John Thomas and Evelyn (Landon) Wilkinson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Bus, University Idaho, 1955. Juris Doctor, University Denver, 1960.


    • Practiced in, Canon City, Colorado, 1960-1966. Assistant district attorney 11th Judicial District, 1961-1965. General counsel, secretary Michigan Farm Bureau Family Companies, Lansing, 1966-1996.

      Lecturer Pre-Parole Release Center, Colorado State Penitentiary, 1961-1965. Instructor adult education, Canon City, 1965. Counsel Canon City Recreation District, 1964-1965.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Colorado 1960, Michigan 1966.


    The use of force should be supported, but only in extreme situations and only when the need is clear beyond reasonable doubt, and through appropriate international organizations.

    Party affiliation: methodist (lay leader, member church official board).


    God created humans to be able to innovate and evaluate new forms of living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The sense of being connected is how the Church as a whole should be structured. At its heart is an understanding of the Christian community as the 'body of Christ '.


    Member lay advisory board St. Thomas More Hospital, Canon City, 1963-1966. Delaware, county, district and congressional conventions Republican party, 1964. Served to captain United States Air Force, 1955-1958.

    Member American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association, American Judicature Society, American Corporation Counsel Association, National Council Farmer Cooperatives (legal, tax and accounting committee), Phi Delta Phi, Tau Kappa Epsilon.


    • Married Carol Ann Burns, August 20, 1960. Children– Leslie Ann, Richard Sherwood, Greta Diann.
    • father: John Thomas Wilkinson
    • mother: Evelyn (Landon) Wilkinson
    • spouse: Carol Ann Burns
    • children: Leslie Ann Wilkinson
    • Richard Sherwood Wilkinson
    • Greta Diann Wilkinson
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