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Lawyer

Clinton De Witt Vernon, American lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1932, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1932, Utah 1940. Named to Hall of Fame, 1983.

Background

Vernon, Clinton De Witt was born on April 22, 1907 in Logan, Utah, United States. Son of Weston and Frances Farnes (Maughan) Vernon.

Education

Juris Doctor with honors, George Washington University, 1932. Bachelor of Science, George Washington University, 1933. Bachelor of Science, Utah State University, 1976.

Career

Assistant secretary to senator William H. King, Washington, 1927—1930. Legal secretary to United States judge, 1930—1933. Attorney Agricultural Adjustment Administration United States Department Agriculture, 1933—1934.

Assistant United States attorney Department Justice, 1934—1937. Private practice, 1937—1940. Vice president Utah Junior Chamber of C., 1941—1942.

Attorney Utah Public Service Commission, 1941—1946. Secretary, Utah Senate, 1945—1946. Attorney general, State of Utah Salt Lake City, 1949—1952.

United States referee in bankruptcy, Justice Department, 1957—1962. Private practice, since 1962.

Achievements

  • Bar: District of Columbia 1932, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1932, Utah 1940.

Membership

State chairman Democratic Party Utah, 1946—1948. President National Association and Center for Outlaw and Lawman History at University Wyoming, 1976—1977. Member of Kiwanis Club (Salt Lake City), Pi Kappa Alpha, Theta Alpha Phi, Pi Delta Epsilon, Alpha Kappa Psi, Delta Theta Phi, Order Coif.

Connections

Married Evelyn Augusta Iverson, September 3, 1938. Children: Evelyn Marlene, Frances Yvonne.

father:
Weston Vernon

mother:
Frances Farnes (Maughan) Vernon

spouse:
Evelyn Augusta Iverson

child:
Evelyn Marlene Vernon

child:
Frances Yvonne Vernon