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Harry Averil Sweitzer

Harry Averil Sweitzer, American lawyer. Bar: Texas 1968, United States District Court (northern district) Texas 1970, United States Supreme Court 1971, United States District Court (western district) Wisconsin 1979, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1979, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1982. Named King of Divorce, Dallas Morning News, 1988, Dallas Times Herald, 1990.

Background

  • Sweitzer, Harry Averil was born on August 30, 1943 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Harry Averil and Eleanore Grace (Halvorson) Sweitzer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1965. Juris Doctor, Southern Methodist University, 1968.

    Career

    • Private practice, 1968—1977. General counsel & vice president Certified Optical Laboratories Inc., Brucks Pharmaceutical Inc., 1977—1978. Senior partner Sweitzer, Attorneys, Dallas, since 1979.

      President Texas Advertising Lawyers League, since 1982. Lecturer Texas Family Law Seminar, Belize, 1983.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas 1968, United States District Court (northern district) Texas 1970, United States Supreme Court 1971, United States District Court (western district) Wisconsin 1979, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1979, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1982.

    Works

    • Columnist East Dallas Banner Newspaper, 1976-1978.

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Member Citizen for Republican Government, since 1971, president, 1971—1973. General counsel Texas Young Representatives Federation, 1977—1978. Judicial candidate Texas Court Appeals, 1986.

    Member of Dallas Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Political Club, Mason Club.

    Connections

    • father: Harry Averil Sweitzer
    • mother: Eleanore Grace (Halvorson) Sweitzer
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    Born August 30, 1943
    (age 74)
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