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John Robert Goodwin

John Robert Goodwin, American Law educator, author ( law: pract. & administration, Writ.)Commercial, consumer (including collections, credit)Property, real (including real estate development, water)law educator, author. Recipient Bancroft-Whitney award in Constitutional Law'; named Outstanding West Virginian, State of West Virginia. Served with United States.Army, Korea.


Goodwin, John Robert was born on November 3, 1929 in Morgantown, West Virginia, United States. Son of John Emory and Ruby Iona Goodwin.


Bachelor of Science, West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1952. Bachelor of Laws, West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1964. Juris Doctor, West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1970.


Bar: West Virginia, Supreme Court of the United States Court Formerly city attorney, county commissioner, special prosecuting attorney, then mayor City of Morgantown. Professor business law West Virginia University. Professor hotel and casino law U. Nevada, Las Vegas.

Author: Legal Primer for Artists, Craftspersons, 1987, Hotel Law, Principles and Cases, 1987.


1st lieutenant United States Army, Korean War.


Married Betty Lou Wilson, June 2, 1952. Children: John R., Elizabeth Ann Paugh, Mark Edward, Luke Jackson, Matthew Emory.