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Charles Edward Springer

Charles Edward Springer was American judge. Bar: Nevada 1953, United States District Court Nevada 1953, District of Columbia 1954, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1962. Recipient Outstanding Contribution to Juvenile Justice award National Council Juvenile and Family Court Judges, 1989, Midby-Byron Distinguished Leadership award University Nevada, 1988.


Springer, Charles Edward was born on February 20, 1928 in Reno. Son of Edwin and Rose Mary Cecelia (Kelly) Springer.


Bachelor, University Nevada, Reno, 1950. Bachelor of Laws, Georgetown University, 1953. Master of Laws, University Virginia, 1984.

Student Graduate Program for American Judges, Oriel College, Oxford University, England, 1984.


Private practice law, Reno, 1953-1980. Attorney general State of Nevada, 1962, legislation legal advisory to governor, 1958-1962. Legislation bill drafter Nevada Legislature, 1955-1957.

Member faculty National College Juvenile Justice, Reno, since 1978. Juvenile master 2d Judicial District Nevada, 1973-1980. Justice Nevada Suprem Court, Carson City, 1981—1999.

Vice-chief justice Nevada Supreme Court, 1987, chief justice, 1998-1999, retired, 1999. Member Judicial Selection Commission, 1981, 98, Nevada Supreme Court Gender Bias Task Force, since 1981. Trustee National Council Juvenile and Family Court Judges, since 1983.

Member faculty McGeorge School Law, University Nevada, Reno, since 1982. Member Nevada Commission for Women, 1991-1995.


With Army of the United States, 1945-1947. Member American Bar Association, American Judicature Society, American Trial Lawyers Association, Phi Kappa Phi.


Married Jacqueline Sirkegian, March 17, 1951. 1 daughter, Kelli Annual.