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Carl Peculiar Divelbiss Edit Profile

Lawyer

Carl Peculiar Divelbiss, American lawyer. Bar: Missouri 1934, Arizona 1938, United States District Court Arizona, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit), United States Supreme Court. Decorated Bronze Star.

Background

Divelbiss, Carl Peculiar was born on April 4, 1909 in Peculiar, Missouri, United States. Son of Harvey Ulysses and Nancy Adeline (Wilson) Divelbiss.

Education

Bachelor of Laws with cum laude, University Missouri-Kansas City, 1934.

Career

Private practice, Missouri, 1935—1937, Arizona, 1939—1942, since 1946, Phoenix. Special counsel Attorney General Arizona, 1969—1981. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946.

Achievements

  • Bar: Missouri 1934, Arizona 1938, United States District Court Arizona, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit), United States Supreme Court.

Membership

Chairman Maricopa County Republican Committee, 1946—1948, Arizona State Republican Committee, 1948—1950. Member of American Bar Association, American Legion, Maricopa County Bar Association (board directors 1965-1968), State Bar Arizona (board governors 1963-1965), American College Trial Lawyers, Arizona, Elks (Phoenix).

Connections

Married Margaret Helen Cornish, 1954. Married Helen Lucile Smelser, February 10, 1961.

father:
Harvey Ulysses Divelbiss

mother:
Nancy Adeline (Wilson) Divelbiss

spouse:
Margaret Helen Cornish

spouse:
Helen Lucile Smelser