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Thomas Richard Winquist

Thomas Richard Winquist, American lawyer. Bar: Michigan. 1958, United States District Court (western district) Michigan 1958, United States Supreme Court 1985.

Background

  • Winquist, Thomas Richard was born on March 16, 1933 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Son of Harold George and Martha (Bos) Winquist.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts with high honors, Grand Rapids Junior College, 1958. Bachelor with high distinction, University Michigan, 1955. Juris Doctor with high distinction, University Michigan, 1958.

    Career

    • Associate Warner, Norcross & Judd, Grand Rapids, 1958—1963, partner, 1963, managing partner, 1982—1988. Vice president, director Grand Hotel Company, Mackinac Island, Michigan, since 1968. Editor Michigan University Law Review, 1957—1958.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Michigan. 1958, United States District Court (western district) Michigan 1958, United States Supreme Court 1985.

    Politics

    Some people think that involvement in political life is something Christians should avoid. But God is present everywhere, including political institutions.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Everyone needs salvation. Everyone can reach salvation.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Just as a human body contains different limbs and organs that depend on each other, so members of a Christian society should be close and caring enough to feel each other's pain and delight.

    Membership

    Secretary, treasurer Vomberg Foundation, Charlotte. Member of American Bar Association, Order Coif, Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce (legislation liaison committee 1976-1980), Grand Rapids Bar Association, Michigan State Bar Association (member council since 1988, chairman law practice management section 1991-1992, section taxation & corporation law), University Club, Peninsular Club, Delta Pi Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Shirley Ellen Bye. Children: Tomison Elizabeth, Brett Thomas, Blake Harold.
    • father: Harold George Winquist
    • mother: Martha (Bos) Winquist
    • spouse: Shirley Ellen Bye
    • children: Tomison Elizabeth Winquist
    • Brett Thomas Winquist
    • Blake Harold Winquist
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