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John William Witt

John William Witt, American lawyer. Bar: State Bar California 1961, United States District Court (central district) California 1961, United States District (southern district) California 1967, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1969. Recipient Golden Achievement award Boys and Girls Clubs San Diego, 1989; named Public Lawyer of Year San Diego County Bar Association, 1986, Distinguished Eagle Scout Boy Scouts American, 1975.

Background

  • Witt, John William was born on August 30, 1932 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of John Udo and Alice (Westervelt) Witt.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Southern California, 1954. Juris Doctor, University Southern California, 1960.

    Career

    • Deputy city attorney City of San Diego, 1961-1964, chief criminal deputy city attorney, 1964-1967, chief deputy city attorney, 1967-1969, city attorney, 1969-1996. Special counsel Lounsbery Ferguson Altona & Peak, LLP, San Diego, since 1996. With United States Marine Corps, 1954-1957, colonel research retired.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: State Bar California 1961, United States District Court (central district) California 1961, United States District (southern district) California 1967, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1969.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Board directors Boys and Girls Clubs San Diego, since 1972, president, 1985-1987. Board directors St. Paul's Episcopal Home, Inc., San Diego, 1982-1988, 97-2003. Executive board San Diego County Council Boy Scouts Am, 1970-1981, since 2003, chairman leadership training committee, 1970-1973, Bicentennial chairman, 1974-1976, chairman Jamboree committee, 1977.

    Board directors San Diego Armed Service Young Men’s Christian Association, 1997-2003, Boys & Girls Foundation San Diego, 1998-2004, San Diego Museum Man, since 2000. Chair San Diego County Election Campaign Finance Control Commission, 2001-2002. Member American Bar Association (state and local government law secretary, council member 1980-1984, 85-89, 96-98, chair 1992-1993, member house delegations 1993-1996, Nelson award 1996), International Municipal Law Officers Association (president 1985-1986, trustee 1976-1987, Outstanding National Public Service award 1986), League California Cities (board directors 1985-1996), League California Cities City Attorney's Department (president 1976-1977), California District Attorneys Association (board directors 1980-1982), Southwestern Legal Foundation (advisory board member municipal legal studies center 1981-1996), State Bar California (executive committee public law section 1980-1983), San Diego County Bar Association (chair public lawyers committee 1997-1998), San Diego Lions Club (trustee welfare foundation 1983-1987, 90-97, since 2004, chair 1992-1993, president 1990-1991, Diocesan standing committee 1974-1978, 82-86, Diocesan board directors 1998-2004, deputy to general convention 1985-1997), Phi Alpha Delta.

    Personality

    Interests

    Writing, travel, sports.

    Connections

    • Married Lenora Jane Ticknor, September 1, 1961. Children: John David, Stephanie Anne Witt Mills, William Westervelt.
    • father: John Udo Witt
    • mother: Alice (Westervelt) Witt
    • spouse: Lenora Jane Ticknor
    • children: John David Witt
    • Stephanie Anne Witt Mills Witt
    • William Westervelt Witt
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