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State supreme court justice

G. Robert Witmer, state supreme court justice. Bar: New York 1929. Supervisor Town of Webster and County of Monroe, 1936-1945; chairman Webster Republican Committee, 1933-1945, member executive committee of Monroe County Republican Committee, 1933-1945. Member American, New York State, Monroe County Bar Associations, American Law Institute, Webster Grange, University Club (Rochester), Masons, Theta Chi.

Background

Witmer, G. Robert was born on December 26, 1904 in Webster, New York, United States. Son of George H. and Lillian (Woodhull) Witmer.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Rochester, New York, 1926; Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1929.

Career

Private practice, Rochester, 1929-1945; partner, Easton & Witmer, 1931-1945; surrogate, Monroe County, 1946-1953; justice, New York State Supreme Court, 1954-1981; associate justice appellate division 1st department, New York State Supreme Court, 1963-1967; appellate division 4th department, New York State Supreme Court, 1968-1981; judicial administrative officer, appellate division, New York State Supreme Court (4th department), 1981-1994; administrative judge, New York State Supreme Court (7th Judicial District), 1962-1968; retired, 1994. Town attorney, Webster, 1934-1935. Served on New York State Court Appeals, 1974.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1929.

Works

Membership

Supervisor Town of Webster and County of Monroe, 1936-1945. Chairman Webster Republican Committee, 1933-1945, member executive committee of Monroe County Republican Committee, 1933-1945. Member American, New York State, Monroe County Bar Associations, American Law Institute, Webster Grange, University Club (Rochester), Masons, Theta Chi.

Connections

Married Marian P. Costello, June 27, 1936. Children: George Robert, John R., Thomas W., Sylvia Witmer Bissell.

father:
George H. Witmer

mother:
Lillian (Woodhull) Witmer

spouse:
Marian P. Costello

child:
George Robert Witmer

child:
John R. Witmer

child:
Thomas W. Witmer

child:
Sylvia Witmer Bissell Witmer