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Paul George Bower, American lawyer. Bar: California 1964, United States Sureme Court 1969.


Bower, Paul George was born on April 21, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Chester L. and Retha (Dausmann) Bower.


Bachelor of Arts, Rice U., 1955;postgraduate, California Institute Technology, 1959-1960;Bachelor of Laws, Stanford University, 1963.


Worked at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (Los Angeles, California) specializing in General Civil, Trial and Appellate Practice, State and Federal Courts. Antitrust Law. Specialized Criminal Defense. General Corporation, Securities, Administrative, Labor and Employment, Taxation, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust, International Business, Entertainment, Commercial, Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Reorganization, Natural Resources, Oil and Gas, Environmental Energy, Municipal and Public Utility Law.

Admitted to the bar, 1964, California. Order of the Coif. Associate Comment Editor, Stanford Law Review, 1962-1963. Assistant Director, National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, 1967-1968.

Special Assistant to the Deputy Attorney General and Consumer Counsel, United States. Department of Justice, 1968-1969. Director, 1976-1985 and President, 1979-1980, Legal Aid Foundation.

Trustee, Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund. Member, Legal Services Trust Fund Commission, 1989-1993, Chair, 1993. Deputy General Counsel, Staff of the Special Advisor to the Los Angeles Police Commission.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, originating in Los Angeles, has been providing legal services to clients since 1890. Today, the firm has grown to one of the largest law firms in the world with approximately 600 active attorneys in 15 offices situated in most of the world's important business centers. The firm has experts in virtually every area of the law, particularly those which relate to commercial transactions and disputes, and has more effective geographical coverage in the United States than any other major firm.

The firm's lawyers and staff are dedicated to providing quality service on a timely and cost effective basis.


Assistant director National Advisory Committee Civil Disorder, 1967-1968. Special assistant to deputy attorney general United States Department Justice, 1968-1969, consumer counsel, 1969. Board directors Legal Aid Foundation.

Former trustee Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund. Member legal services Trust Fund Commission, 1990-1993, chair, 1993-1994. Deputy general counsel Webster Commission, 1992.

With United States Army, 1956-1959. Member California Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Order of Coif.


Married Elreen L. Thurlow, June 23, 1962. Children: Stephanie, Julienne, Aimee.