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Paul Burton Dewitt, American lawyer. Served as Lieutenant United States N.R., 1942-1946, then lieutenant commander; Member American Bar Association (alternate delegate to United Nations, 1946, secretary special commission on improving judicial administration, chairman of the section, of bar activities, 1947-1949; member House of Delegates), Iowa Bar Association (secretary 1941-1942), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Theta.; Club: Century (New York.

Background

Dewitt, Paul Burton was born on April 15, 1910 in Sheldon, Iowa, United States. Son of Jesse Arthur and Pearl (Monk) DeW.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, A.M., University of Iowa, 1931. A.M., Harvard, 1934; Bachelor of Laws, University of Michigan, 1937.

Career

1 son, Jon Lance. Admitted to Iowa bar, 1937, practiced with Shull and Marshall, Sioux City, 1937-1938. Chief legal drafting bureau and state law librarian, State of Iowa, 1939-1940. Assistant secretary American Judicature Society, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1941.

Reporter, rules committee, Supreme Court of Iowa, Des Moines, 1941-1942. Executive secretary Association of the Bar of the City of New York from 1945. Secretary National Conference of Judicial Councils from 1941.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor Annual Handbook National Conference of Judicial Councils.

Membership

Served as Lieutenant United States N.R., 1942-1946, then lieutenant commander. Member American Bar Association (alternate delegate to United Nations, 1946, secretary special commission on improving judicial administration, chairman of the section, of bar activities, 1947-1949. Member House of Delegates), Iowa Bar Association (secretary 1941-1942), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Theta.

Club: Century (New York.

Connections

Married Else Hvistendahl, May 31, 1943.

father:
Jesse Arthur DeW.

mother:
Pearl (Monk) DeW.

spouse:
Else Hvistendahl