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Houston Garvin Williams, American lawyer. Bar: Colorado 1950, Wyoming 1950, United States District Court Wyoming 1950, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1956, United States Supreme Court 1971.

Background

Williams, Houston Garvin was born on November 27, 1922 in Estancia, New Mexico, United States. Son of Jason Christian and Katherine (Garvin) Williams.

Education

University of Colorado (Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering, 1947. Juris Doctor, 1950). Phi Alpha Delta. Order of the Coif; Sigma Tau.

Chi Epsilon. Special Assistant Attorney General, Federal and Indian Water Litigation, Wyoming, 1976-1985.

Career

Worked at Williams, Porter, Day & Neville, P.C. (Casper, Wyoming) specializing in General Civil Practice in all Courts. Probate, Corporation, Insurance, Oil and Gas Law. Trials.

Admitted to the bar, 1950, Colorado and Wyoming.

Phi Alpha Delta; Order of the Coif. Sigma Tau; Chi Epsilon. Member: Natrona County (President, 1960) and American (Member, House of Delegates, 1975-1977) Bar Associations.

Wyoming State Bar (President, 1972-1973). International Society of Barristers. Fellow: American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

American College of Trial Lawyers. American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. American Bar Foundation (Life Member).

The present firm evolved from Hagens and Murane, a firm which was established at the turn of the century and joined by William J. Wehrli in the 1920's. When C.D. Murane became the State District Judge in Casper, the firm became Hagens and Wehrli. Upon the death of G.R. Hagens, Mr.

Wehrli practiced many years as W.J. Wehrli and Associates. In 1950, Houston G. Williams joined W.J. Wehrli and in 1966 became a partner in the firm of Wehrli and Williams. Mr. Wehrli retired in 1978 and the firm was re-named Williams, Porter, Day and Neville, with Houston G. Williams, George M. Porter, Richard E. Day, Frank D. Neville, Barry G. Williams and Richard L. Williams as partners.

Achievements

  • Bar: Colorado 1950, Wyoming 1950, United States District Court Wyoming 1950, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1956, United States Supreme Court 1971.

Membership

Board directors United Fund, Blue Envelope Health Fund. Fellow: American Bar Foundation (life). Member: American Bar Association (house delegations 1975-1977), American Judicature Society, American College Probate Counsel, American College Trial Lawyers, International Society Barristers (board governors), Natrona County Bar Association (president 1960), Wyoming State Bar 1972-1973, Knights of Columbus Club (Casper), Rotary Club 1969-1970.

Connections

Married Martha Germon, April 1, 1945. Children: Barry G., Richard L.

father:
Jason Christian Williams

mother:
Katherine (Garvin) Williams

spouse:
Martha Germon

child:
Richard L. Williams

child:
Barry G. Williams