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John R. Dethmers, American judge. Member American Bar Association (vice chairman of the section judicial administration 1959-1963), American Judicature Society (Chairman of the Board 1961-1963), National Conference Chief Justices (chairman 1957-1958), Scribes, Delta Theta Phi.; Mason, Rotarian.

Background

Dethmers, John R. was born on October 15, 1903 in Plessis, Iowa, United States. Son of Roy P. and Agnes (DeRoos) Dethmers.

Education

Student Northwestern Classical Academy, Orange City, Iowa, 1917-1921. Hope College, Holland, Michigan, 1921-1924, Doctor of Laws, 1954. Bachelor of Laws, University of Michigan, 1927, Doctor of Laws, 1959.

Juris Doctor, Detroit College Law, 1947, Doctor of Laws, 1967.

Career

Admitted to Michigan bar, 1927. In practice of law, Holland, Michigan, 1927-1945. Prosecuting attorney, Ottawa Company, Michigan, 1931-1938.

Chief assistant attorney general of Michigan, 1943-1944. Attorney general of Michigan, 1945-1946. Appointed Supreme Court of Michigan, 1946, first permanent chief justice, 1956-1962, chief justice, 1967-1970.

Practiced law, Muskegon, Michigan, 1970-1971. Chairman Republican State Central Committee, 1942-1945.

Works

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Membership

Member American Bar Association (vice chairman of the section judicial administration 1959-1963), American Judicature Society (Chairman of the Board 1961-1963), National Conference Chief Justices (chairman 1957-1958), Scribes, Delta Theta Phi. Mason, Rotarian.

Connections

Married Aleen DeJong, April 4, 1931. Children: John Robert, David Conrad, Marjorie Aleen.

father:
Roy P. Dethmers

mother:
Agnes (DeRoos) Dethmers

spouse:
Aleen DeJong

children:
John Robert Dethmers

David Conrad Dethmers

Marjorie Aleen Dethmers