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Samuel Copeland Palmer, III

Samuel Copeland Palmer, III, American lawyer. Bar: California 1959, United States District Court (central, eastern and southern districts California) 1959, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1970, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1971.

Background

  • III, Samuel Copeland Palmer, was born on June 9, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

  • Education

    • Graduate, Harvard School, Los Angeles, 1952. Student, Yale University, 1953. AB, Stanford University, 1955.

      Juris Doctor, Loyola-Marymount University, Marymount, 1958.

    Career

    • Deputy city attorney, Los Angeles, 1959-1960. Associate firm Pollock & Deutz, 1960-1963. Partner firm Pollock & Palmer, 1963-1970, Palmer & Bartenetti, Los Angeles, 1970-1981, Samuel C. Palmer III, Professional Corporation, 1981-1985.

      Partner Thomas, & Snell, from 1985. Adjunct professor California State University, Fresno, 1993.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1959, United States District Court (central, eastern and southern districts California) 1959, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1970, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1971.

    Membership

    Trustee Western Center Law and Poverty. Board directors Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Fresno, Arte Americans, Lively Arts Foundation, National Sleep Foundation, Volunteers in Parole. President, board directors Poverello House.

    Founder, president Fresno Crime Stoppers. Member American Bar Association, State Bar California (disciplinary subcommittee, bar examiners subcommittee), Fresno County Bar Association (president, board directors 1988-1993), Pickwick Society, American Board Trial Advocates, Chancery Club, Downtown Club, California Club, Fig Garden Tennis Club, Rotary, Delta Upsilon, Phi Delta Phi.

    Connections

    • Son of Samuel Copeland Junior and Vivian Gertrude (Plumb) P. Divorced; children: Samuel C. IV, Sarah Anne, Bryan Douglas.
    • father: Samuel Copeland P. Junior
    • mother: Vivian Gertrude (Plumb) P.
    • children: Samuel C. IV III
    • Sarah Anne III
    • Bryan Douglas III
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    Died February 7, 2007
    (aged 72)
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