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John Montgomery Cranston

Lawyer

John Montgomery Cranston, American lawyer. Bar: California 1932, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1970.

Background

Cranston, John Montgomery was born on October 5, 1909 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Earl Montgomery and Florence Terry (Pitkin) Cranston.

Education

Stanford University (Bachelor of Arts, 1929. Juris Doctor, 1932); California Western University School of Law (Doctor of Laws, 1979). Phi Alpha Delta; Order of the Coif.

Member, Senior Advisory Board, Ninth Circuit Judicial Council, since 1987.

Career

Associate firm Gray, Cary, Ames and Driscoll, San Diego, 1932-1945. Partner Gray, Cary, Ames & Frye, 1945-1991. Lecturer Stanford University Law School, 1946.

Special Master United States District Court, 1958-1961.

Achievements

  • Bar: California 1932, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1970.

Religion

The teaching of the Bible is a key in understanding the way by which a person obtains salvation.

Politics

When seeking to address certain political issues, the Church must engage with other denominations to understand their views and needs.

Views

A true Christian should help those in need, regardless of religious affiliation.

Membership

Director San Diego County Water Authority, 1965-1990, chairman, 1978-1980. Director Metropolitan Water District Southern California, 1975-1987, vice chairman, 1982-1984. Member Colorado River Board California, 1975-1982.

Board trustees United States International University, 1965-1990. Member American Bar Association (state delegate 1968-1974), International Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association (past treasurer, director), State Bar California (executive committee Conference State Bar Delegates 1961-1964, board governors 1964-1967, member commission on judicial qualifications 1968-1973), World Association Lawyers, American Law Institute, American College Probate Counsel, American Judicature Society, American Bar Foundation, Order of Coif, Phi Alpha Delta.

Connections

Married Pearl M. Kreps, June 21, 1934. Children: Theodore J., Jacqueline G., Harold D.

father:
Earl Montgomery Cranston

mother:
Florence Terry (Pitkin) Cranston

spouse:
Pearl M. Kreps

child:
Theodore J. Cranston

child:
Jacqueline G. Cranston

child:
Harold D Cranston