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Lawyer , State supreme court justice

Donnan Stephenson, lawyer, former state supreme court justice. Bar: Kansas 1948, New Mexico 1949. Decorated Bronze Star; recipient Kansas University Law School Distinguished Alumnus, 1981. Established and endowed Stephenson Lectures in Law and Government Kansas University Law School Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, World War World War II; Fellow New Mexico Bar Association.

Background

Stephenson, Donnan was born on November 21, 1919 in LaHarpe, Kansas, United States. Son of Ralph Duane and Zoe B. (Donnan) Stephenson.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University Kansas, 1941. Bachelor of Laws, University Kansas, 1948.

Career

With Trans World Airlines, 1948. Practice law Santa Fe, 1958-1970. Partner Bigbee & Stephenson, 1949-1962, Stephenson & Olmsted, 1962-1966, Stephenson, Campbell & Olmsted, 1966-1970.

Justice New Mexico Supreme Court, Santa Fe, 1971-1976. Senior partner Bigbee, Stephenson, Carpenter, Crout & Olmsted, 1976-1981, of counsel, 1982-1988.

Achievements

  • Bar: Kansas 1948, New Mexico 1949.

Membership

Established and endowed Stephenson Lectures in Law and Government Kansas University Law School Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, World War World War II. Fellow New Mexico Bar Association.

Connections

Married Patricia Marie Ledyard, May 14, 1942. Children: Mark Donnan, Bruce Ledyard.

father:
Ralph Duane Stephenson

mother:
Zoe B. (Donnan) Stephenson

spouse:
Patricia Marie Ledyard

child:
Mark Donnan Stephenson

child:
Bruce Ledyard Stephenson