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Leonard V. B. Sutton Edit Profile

Lawyer

Leonard V. B. Sutton was American lawyer. Bar: Colorado 1941, Supreme Court of the United States Court, United States Tax Court, United States Court Claims, United States Court International Trade (former Customs Court), United States Court Military Appeals. Recipient Grand Order of Merit, Federal Republic Germany, 1987.

Background

Sutton, Leonard V. B. was born on December 21, 1914 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States. Son of Benjamin Edmund and Anne (von Bibra) Sutton.

Education

Bachelor, Colorado College, 1937. Fellow, National Institute Public Affairs, 1938. Juris Doctor, University Denver, 1941.

Graduate, Infantry Officers School, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1942. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Colorado College, 1987. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Denver, 1989.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Colorado, 1990.

Career

Practiced law, Colorado Springs, 1941-1942, 46-56. Justice Colorado Supreme Court, 1956-1968, chief justice, 1960, 66. Chairman Foreign Claims Settlement Commission United States, 1968-1969.

Private practice law Denver, 1969—2001.

Achievements

  • Bar: Colorado 1941, Supreme Court of the United States Court, United States Tax Court, United States Court Claims, United States Court International Trade (former Customs Court), United States Court Military Appeals.

Membership

Chairman Colorado Statute Revision Committee, 1964-1967. Participant Foreign Trade Seminar, 1935, Germany. Delegate various national and international bar association conferences.

Lecturer; past vice chairman committee international courts World Peace Through Law Commission. Past chairman Colorado World Peace Through Law Committee, World Habeas Corpus Committee, Colorado. Honorary member New Jersey World Trade Committee, since 1976.

Member Colorado Democratic Central committee, 1948-1956, member executive committee, 1948-1958, chairman rules committee, 1955-1956. Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1952. Past president Garden of the Gods Rotary Club.

Former trustee Institute International Education, New York City. Former regent Dana College, Blair, Nebraska, 1976-1978. Chairman board governors University Denver, 1985-1990, member, 1991-2001.

Chairman Pioneer Society University Denver, 1989, member, 1990-2001. Captain Army of the United States, World War World War II. Member Colorado (Junior Bar past chairman), International, Inter-American (council), American (past chairman committee on international courts, former member council section international law), Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Mexican Academy International Law, Buenos Aires Bar Association (honorary), Washington Foreign Law Society (president 1970-1971, now honorary member), Consular Law Society New York (honorary), Mason (33 degree), Shriners, Garden of Gods Club, Kissing Camels Club (Colorado Springs), Cosmos Club (Washington), Phi Delta Phi.

Connections

father:
Benjamin Edmund Sutton

mother:
Anne (von Bibra) Sutton