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educator , Lawyer

Alan I. Widiss, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Insurance, Contracts, Arbitration.


Widiss, Alan I. was born on September 28, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Al and Rose H. (Sobole) Widiss.


Bachelor of Science, University of Southern California, 1960; Bachelor of Laws, University of Southern California, 1963; Master of Laws, Harvard University, 1964.


Teaching fellow, Harvard University, 1964-1965; assistant professor of law, University Iowa, Iowa City, 1965-1968; associate professor, U. Iowa, 1968-1969; professor, U. Iowa, 1969-1978; Josephine R. Witte professor, U. Iowa, since 1978. Visiting professor University of Southern California, U. San Diego. Director CLRS Massachusetts No-Fault Automobile Insurance Study, 1971-1976.


  • Bar: California 1963.


Board fellows University Iowa School Religion, 1976, vice president, 1991-1993, president, 1993-1995. Chairman Johnson County Citizens Advisory Committee for Regional Transportation Study, 1971-1975. President Agudas Achim Synagogue, 1983-1985, Iowa City Youth Orchestra, 1991-1992.

Member American Bar Association, American Law Institute, California Bar Association, Association American Law Schools, Order of Coif, Phi Kappa Phi, Delta Sigma Rho.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, theater.


Married Ellen Louise Magaziner, June 28, 1964. Children: Benjamin L., Deborah Anne, Rebecca Elizabeth.

Al Widiss

Rose H. (Sobole) Widiss

Ellen Louise Magaziner

Benjamin L. Widiss

Deborah Anne Widiss

Rebecca Elizabeth Widiss