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Franklin Riter, American corporation executive. Decorated Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster; recipient Silver Beaver award Boy Scouts American.


Riter, Franklin was born on September 27, 1886 in Logan, Utah, United States. Son of Benjamin Franklin and Maria Inez (Corlett) Riter.


Bachelor of Science, Utah State University, 1907. Cornell Univercity, 1908. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia, 1910.


Admitted to New York bar, 1910, Oregon, 1911, California, 1913, Utah, 1914, Texas, 1919, Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1942. Member Riter, Cowan, Finlinson & Daines, since 1914. President, director E. D. Woodruff Company, Tracy-Collins Bank & Trust Company.


Member O.R.C. since World War I. Member House of Delaware, American Bar Association, 1952-1966. President Utah League for Prohibition Repeal.

Past chairman advisory council and director Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce Past. Fellow American Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association (governor 1958-1960), American Legion (commander Department Utah 1948), S.A.R. (national trustee, national society), Civic Music Association.

Mason (Shriner, 33°). Clubs: Lawyers’ (New York City).


Married Lesley Day Woodruff, November 2, 1911.

Benjamin Franklin Riter

Maria Inez (Corlett) Riter

Lesley Day Woodruff