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Charles William Bender

Charles William Bender, American lawyer. Bar: California 1965, United States District Court (central district) California 1965, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1969, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1979, District of Columbia 1984. Fellow Sheldon Traveling, Harvard University, 1963-1964.

Background

  • Bender, Charles William was born on October 2, 1935 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States. Son of Walter William and Fern Evelyn (Stroud) Bender.

  • Education

    • AB magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1960. Bachelor of Laws magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1963.

    Career

    • Associate O'Melveny & Myers, Los Angeles, 1965—1971, partner, 1972—1984, managing partner, 1984—1992, chairman, 1993—2001. With United States Army, 1956-1957.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1965, United States District Court (central district) California 1965, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1969, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1979, District of Columbia 1984.

    Works

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Trustee Los Angeles Legal Aid Foundation, 1971, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, 1985—2001. Advisor campaign Alan Cranston for Senator, California, 1968, 1974, 1980. Manager campaign Jess Unruh for Governor, 1970.

    Connections

    • Married Carolyn Percy Gavagan, June 20, 1961 (divorced 1983). Children: Theodore Marten, Christopher Percy. Married Betty Lou Port, May 5, 1983.

      Stepchildren: Courtney Elizabeth, Cameron Annual.
    • father: Walter William Bender
    • mother: Fern Evelyn (Stroud) Bender
    • spouses: Carolyn Percy Gavagan
    • Betty Lou Port
    • children: Theodore Marten Bender
    • Christopher Percy Bender
    • Courtney Elizabeth Bender
    • Cameron Annual Bender
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