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John Edward Smith Scott

John Edward Smith Scott, American lawyer. Bar: Michigan 1961, United States District Court (eastern district) Michigan 1962, United States District Court (western district) Michigan 1970, United States Tax. Court 1979, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1964, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1966.

Background

  • Scott, John Edward Smith was born on August 6, 1936 in St. Louis. Son of Gordon Hatler and Luella Margarite (Smith) Scott.

  • Education

    • AB, Albion College, 1958. Juris Doctor, Wayne State University, 1961.

    Career

    • Law clerk Supreme Court Michigan, Lansing, 1961-1962. Associate Dickinson, Wright, Moon, Van Dusen & Freeman, Detroit, 1962-1969, partner, 1970—2007. Adjunct professor University Detroit Law School, 1967-1971.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Michigan 1961, United States District Court (eastern district) Michigan 1962, United States District Court (western district) Michigan 1970, United States Tax. Court 1979, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1964, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1966.

    Membership

    Supreme Court appointee State Bar Republican Assembly, Detroit, 1972-1977. Mayor City of Pleasant Ridge, Michigan, 1973-1981. Commissioner Michigan Appellate Defender Commission, Detroit, 1979-2007, chairman, 1992-2007.

    Hearing referee Michigan Civil Rights Commission, Detroit, 1974-1980. Chairman Detroit Legal Aid & Defender Commission, 1972-1977. Chairman case flow management committee Michigan Supreme Court, 1989-1990.

    Fellow American College Trial Lawyers, International Society Barristers, International Academy Trial Lawyers. Member American Bar Association (chairman trial evidence committee section litigation 1988-1991), American Bar Foundation, Michigan Bar Foundation, Detroit Golf Club, Order of Coif (honorary).

    Connections

    • Married Beverly Joan Phillips, December 17, 1960. 1 daughter, Pamela Anne.
    • father: Gordon Hatler Scott
    • mother: Luella Margarite (Smith) Scott
    • spouse: Beverly Joan Phillips
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    Born August 6, 1936
    Died October 16, 2007
    (aged 71)
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