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Kenneth Brooks Wright

Kenneth Brooks Wright, American lawyer. Bar: California 1961, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1979.

Background

  • Wright, Kenneth Brooks was born on June 5, 1934 in Whittier, California, United States. Son of Albert Harold and Marian (Schwey) Wright.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts cum laude, Pomona College, 1956;Juris Doctor, Stanford University, 1960.

    Career

    • Worked at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (Los Angeles, California) specializing in General Practice. Admitted to the bar, 1961, California. 1979, United States. Supreme Court.

      Chairman, 1977-1981, Board of Editors, American Bar Journal. Division Director, 1977-1981 and Member of Council, 1981-1987, Section of Litigation. Chairman, American Bar Association Standing Committee on Association Communications 1987-1988.

      Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is an international law firm with approximately 840 lawyers and a diverse practice. Founded in 1873, the firm was one of the first to develop an integrated, multicity practice.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    President Pomona College Alumni Association, 1970-1971. President parent teacher county Campbell Hall School, 1973-1974, board directors, since 1976, vice chairman, since 1994. Counsel Volunteer League San Fernando Valley, 1979-1981.

    Chairman of the section administration of justice Town Hall of California, 1970-1971. Senior warden Episcopal Church, 1973-1974. Served with United States Army, 1956-1957.

    Member American Bar Association (director programs litigation section 1977-1981, member county 1982-1988,member standing com on committee 1978-1988, chairman 1987-1988, chairman of the section book public committee 1986-1989, president fellows young lawyers 1985-1986, board directors 1980-1989), International Bar Association, Association Business Trial Lawyers (chair committee alt.dispute resolution 1991-1993, board directors 1993-1996), American Law Institute, American Bar Foundation, American Board Trial Advocates, Southern California Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute, State Bar California (member governor committee continuing education of the bar 1972-1977, chairman 1975-1976), Conference Barristers (Executive Committee 1966-1969, 1st vice president 1969), Los Angeles County Bar Association (commission on judiciary 1981-1983, chairman continuing legal education advising committee 1989-1991, vice-chairman continuing legal education committee 1991-1993, board directors Los Angeles Lawyers 1989-1994), Los Angeles County Bar Foundation (board directors, trustee since 1993, member Executive Committee international section since 1996), Supreme Court of the United States Court History Society, Jonathan Club, Chancery Club, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: skiing, tennis.

    Connections

    • Married Sandra Beryl Smith, June 20, 1959. Children: Margo Teresa, Daniel Brooks, John Waugh.
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