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John Herbert Sutter

John Herbert Sutter, American county judge. Bar: California 1955.


Sutter, John Herbert was born on July 15, 1928 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Louis M. and Evelyn M. (Piper) Sutter.


AB magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1951. Bachelor of Laws, Stanford University, 1954.


Deputy district attorney, Alameda County, California, 1954-1959;judge superior court, Alameda County, California, 1982-1996;private practice, San Francisco and Oakland, 1959-1982.


Member Oakland Museum Association, since 1973, People for Open Space, 1958— Oakland City Council, 1971-1982, Charter Revision Committee City of Oakland, 1962-1966, 81-82, Alameda County Solid Waste Management authority, 1979-1982. Member, director California Democratic Council, 1960-1965. Vice mayor, City of Oakland, 1977-1979.

Director East Bay Regional Park District, since 1997, Chabot Observatory and Science Center, since 1997. With United States Army, 1946-1948. Member American Bar Association, Alameda County Bar Association (board directors 1970, vice chairman com. on selection of judges 1968), Alameda County Lawyers Club, California Judges Association, League of California Cities (acting chairman public safety committee 1980-1981), Sierra Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, hiking, swimming.


Married Elouise Conte, September 1, 1956. Children: Susan, Maria, Sally.