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Sherrill Halbert, American federal judge. Bar: California bar 1927. Member American Camellia Society (president emeritus), Native Sons of Golden West, National Pony Express Centennial Association (president), Selden Society, California History Society, Alpha Chi Rho, Phi Delta Phi.

Background

Halbert, Sherrill was born on October 17, 1901 in Terra Bella, California, United States. Son of Edward Duffield and Ellen (Rhodes) Halbert.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of California at Berkeley, 1924; Juris Doctor, University of California at Berkeley, 1927; Doctor of Laws, McGeorge College Law, 1962.

Career

Born in Terra Bella, California, Halbert received an A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1924 and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1927. He was in private practice in Porterville, California from 1927 to 1941, also serving as chief deputy district attorney of County of Tulare, California from 1927 to 1936. He was a deputy state attorney general of California in 1942, returning to private practice in San Francisco, California from 1942 to 1944, and in Modesto, California from 1944 to 1949.

He was a chief deputy district attorney of Stanislaus County, California from 1944 to 1949, and district attorney of that county in 1949, until he became a judge on the Superior Court of California, from 1949 to 1954. Halbert was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 20, 1954, and received his commission on August 26, 1954. On September 18, 1966, he was reassigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California.

He assumed senior status on September 30, 1969, serving in that capacity until his death, in San Rafael, California.

Achievements

  • Bar: California bar 1927.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributing author: Lincoln for the Ages, 1960, Lincoln: A Contemporary Portrait, 1962.

Membership

Member American Camellia Society (president emeritus), Native Sons of Golden West, National Pony Express Centennial Association (president), Selden Society, California History Society, Alpha Chi Rho, Phi Delta Phi. Clubs: Lion (Sacramento) (honorary), Ambassador's (Sacramento). Book of California (San Francisco), Commonwealth (San Francisco).

Connections

Married Verna Irene Dyer, June 7, 1927. Children: Shirley Ellen (Mistress Stanley J. Eager), Douglas James.

father:
Edward Duffield Halbert

mother:
Ellen (Rhodes) Halbert

spouse:
Verna Irene Dyer

child:
Douglas James Halbert

child:
Shirley Ellen Halbert (Mistress Stanley J. Eager)