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John William Pestle

John William Pestle, American lawyer. Bar: Michigan 1975, United States District Court (western district) Michigan 1975, United States District Ct (eastern district) Michigan 1978, United States Court Appeals (6th and District of Columbia circuits) 1979, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1980.

Background

  • Pestle, John William was born on February 28, 1948 in Brattleboro, Vermont, United States. Son of Ray Irving and Annette Adelia (Lilley) Pestle.

  • Education

    • Bachelor magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1970. Master of Arts magna cum laude, Yale University, 1972. Juris Doctor magna cum laude, University Michigan, 1975.

    Career

    • Associate Varnum, Riddering, Wierengo & Christenson, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1975-1980. Partner Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett, since 1980, co-chairman energy and telecommunications practice group, since 1986.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Michigan 1975, United States District Court (western district) Michigan 1975, United States District Ct (eastern district) Michigan 1978, United States Court Appeals (6th and District of Columbia circuits) 1979, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1980.

    Works

    • Contribution articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    President Blodgett Neighborhood Association, Grand Rapids, 1982-1988. Board directors Blodgett Memorial Medical Center Community Relations, 1983-1988, Michigan Trails council Girl Scouts United States, 1982-1987. Trustee Harvard Glee Club Foundation, since 1987.

    Secretary Nuclear Non-Oper. Owners Group, 1988-1993. Member American Bar Association, Federal Energy Bar Association (cogeneration and small power production commission), Michigan State Bar Association (chairman municipal utilities commission, chairman public corporation law section), State Bar Michigan Foundation, Grand Rapids Bar Association, American Public Power Association (vice chairman legal section 1985-1986, chairman 1986-1987), Harvard Club Western Michigan (secretary 1976-1982).

    Personality

    Interests

    Skiing, skating, photography, gardening.

    Connections

    • Married Penelope Mendenhall, October 11, 1969. Children: William Joseph, Sarah Lilley.
    • father: Ray Irving Pestle
    • mother: Annette Adelia (Lilley) Pestle
    • spouse: Penelope Mendenhall
    • children: William Joseph Pestle
    • Sarah Lilley Pestle
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    Born February 28, 1948
    (age 69)
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