Cyrus Nils Tavares Edit Profile
He attended the University of Michigan Law School where he received a J.D. in 1925.
He served as judge on the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii. He was the first Hawaiian to be inducted into the Order of the Coif. He went into private practice in Maui County, Hawaii, from 1925 to 1927.
Tavares was the deputy attorney general of Hawaii, 1927–1934 before returning to private practice in Honolulu, Hawaii, 1934-1941. During World War II, he was the special deputy attorney general of Hawaii for war matters, 1941–1942, the assistant attorney general of Hawaii, 1942–1943, and the Attorney General of Hawaii, 1944–1947. He returned to private practice from 1947-1960.
From March 1953 to September 1956 he served on a Hawaii statehood commission. 4 on the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii. He was nominated on January 10, 1961 and confirmed by the United States Senate on September 21, 1961, and received his commission on September 22, 1961.
He served as chief judge, 1960–1961 and assumed senior status on April 12, 1972. He died on August 3, 1976.
Member Compilation Commission to Compile Revised Laws of Hawaii, 1935. Member Federal Loyalty Review Board, 1952-1953. Member procedural rules committee Hawaii Supreme Court, 1952-1954.
Member Honolulu Charter Commission, 1957-1959. Member Bar Association Hawaii (past president), Legal Aid Society Hawaii (past president), Federal, American bar associations, American Judicature Society, Social Science Association Hawaii, Lawyers. Mason (33 degree, Shriner), Rotarian.
Club: National Lawyer’s.
Married Unita Thelma Gillett, August 19, 1927.