Jesse William Curtis Edit Profile
Bachelor of Philisophy, University of Southern California, 1887, Doctor of Laws, 1926. Bachelor of Laws, University of Michigan, 1891. Doctor of Laws, Southwestern U., 1928.
Admitted to California bar, 1891, and began practice at San Bernardino, member firm Curtis, Oster & Curtis, later Curtis & Curtis and Curtis & McNabb. District attorney San Bernardino County, 1899-1903. Judge Superior Court, San Bernardino County, 1915-1923.
Justice District Court of Appeal, 1923-1926. Appointed justice Supreme Court, California, 1926, elected same year for term 1926-1938, reelected for terms, 1938-1950. Retired January 1945.
Now practicing with son, firm name Curtis & Curtis. Trustee University of Redlands, Berkeley Division School Received Asa Call achievement trophy, given annually to alumnus of University of Southern California who has brought the greatest honor to his alma mater, 1934.
Member Native Sons of Golden West, American Bar Association, S.R., Order of the Coif, Phi Delta Phi, Phi Beta Kappa. Mason (K.T.).; Clubs: Commonwealth (San Francisco).
Married Ida Lucinda Seymour, of San Bernardino, June 23, 1892. Children: Frances (deceased), Margaret (Mistress.