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Daniel Fooks Wolcott, American judge. Served with Army of the United States, 1941; Member American, Delaware bar associations, Delaware History Society (director), New Castle History Society (director), Library Associates (past president), Beta Theta Place.

Background

Wolcott, Daniel Fooks was born on January 29, 1910 in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. Son of Josiah Oliver and Mary Rebecca (Fooks) Wolcott.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1933. Bachelor of Laws,, University of Pennsylvania, 1936. Doctor of Laws U. Delaware, 1967.

Career

Admitted to Delaware bar, 1936. Associate Southerland, Berl & Potter. Wilmington, 1937-1947, partner, 1948-1949.

Associate Judge at large Superior Court Delaware, 1949. Chancellor Delaware, 1950. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Delaware, 1950-1964, chief justice Supreme Court Delaware, 1964-1973.

Democratic candidate for attorney general Delaware, 1946. Chairman New Castle Company Democratic Committee, 1947-1949. Trustee, president New Castle Common.

Membership

Served with Army of the United States, 1941. Member American, Delaware bar associations, Delaware History Society (director), New Castle History Society (director), Library Associates (past president), Beta Theta Place. Clubs: Wilmington.

Connections

Married Eliza Rodney, March 31, 1941. Children: Eliza, Daniel Fooks, Mary Fooks.

father:
Josiah Oliver Wolcott

mother:
Mary Rebecca (Fooks) Wolcott

spouse:
Eliza Rodney

child:
Eliza Wolcott

child:
Daniel Fooks Wolcott

child:
Mary Fooks Wolcott