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Lawyer

Donovan William Burington, American lawyer. Bar: Iowa 1931, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1938. Recipient Hancher Medallion University Iowa, 1978. State representative State of Iowa, Des Moines, 1935. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers, Iowa State Bar Association (president 1969-1970).

Background

Burington, Donovan William was born on October 25, 1908 in Pocahontas, Iowa, United States. Son of James Owen and Cora May (Trenary) Burington.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, University Iowa, 1931.

Career

Attorney Brackney & Burington, Sioux City, Iowa, 1931-1937. State representative Woodbury County, 1935-1937. Assistant attorney general, 1937-1939.

Partner Burington & Avery, Spencer, 1939-1943. Lieutenant United States Navy, 1943-1946. Partner Laird, Burington, Heiny, McManigal, Walters & Winga, Mason City, Iowa, 1946-1989.

Of counsel Laird, Heiny, McManigal, Winga, Duffy & Stambaugh, 1989-1998. President Iowa Law School Foundation, Iowa City, 1973-1978.

Achievements

  • Bar: Iowa 1931, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1938.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Religion

It is vital to meet and worship with other Christians in order to grow in the Christian life and to understand what is God's will for people and for their communities.

Politics

Peace making is the creative and positive quest for the well-being of humankind and the planet on which people live.

Views

Bible is the source of inspirational stories, gospels, letters, hymns, songs, prayers, and poetry that drives wisdom and creativity of all Christians over time and across the world.

Membership

State representative State of Iowa, Des Moines, 1935. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers, Iowa State Bar Association (president 1969-1970).

Connections

Married M. Jean Tesdell, May 1, 1937. Children: Anne Dillaber, Jane Coutts.

father:
James Owen Burington

mother:
Cora May (Trenary) Burington

spouse:
M. Jean Tesdell

child:
Anne Dillaber Burington

child:
Jane Coutts Burington