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Lawyer

DeWitt A. Higgs, American Lawyer. Bar: California 1934, Supreme Court of the United States Ct 1939. Served Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers; member American Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association (director) 1938-1940, president 1940), State Bar California (Board of Governors 1952-1955, president 1955), American Legion (post commander 1947).

Background

Higgs, DeWitt A. was born on December 13, 1907 in Soldier, Idaho, United States. Son of DeWitt P. and Vina (Reedy) Higgs.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, California Western University, 1934.

Career

Practice law, specializing trial work, municipal and water law, San Diego now of counsel, Higgs, Fletcher & Mack city attorney, Chula Vista, 1940-1942, 46-47; member, Judicial Council California, 1961-1964; member of the board regents, University of California, 1966-1982; chairman, University of California, 1968-1970; vice chairman, University of California, 1970-1971.

Achievements

  • Bar: California 1934, Supreme Court of the United States Ct 1939.

Membership

Served lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member American Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association (director 1938-1940, president 1940), State Bar California (board governors 1952-1955, president 1955), American Legion (post Commander 1947).

Clubs: San Diego Country (Chula Vista).

Connections

Married Florence J. Fuller, December 25, 1929. Children: Barbara Lee, Craig DeWitt.

father:
DeWitt P. Higgs

mother:
Vina (Reedy) Higgs

spouse:
Florence J. Fuller

child:
Barbara Lee Higgs

child:
Craig DeWitt Higgs