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Lawyer

Sidney J. Kwass, American lawyer. Bar: West Virginia 1931.

Background

Kwass, Sidney J. was born on November 11, 1908 in Pocahontas, Virginia, United States. Son of Joseph Israel and Gussie Louise (Aaron) Kwass.

Education

Juris Doctor, West Virginia University, 1931.

Career

Sole practice, Bluefield, West Virginia, 1931-1946; partner, Kwass, Stone, McGhee & Feuchtenberger, Bluefield, 1946-1980; of counsel, 1981-1987. Attorney City of Bluefield, 1933-1937. Commissioner Mercer County (West Virginia) Circuit Court, 1938-1946.

Referee in bankruptcy United States District Court (southern district) West Virginia, 1942-1946. Member West Virginia Workmens' Compensation Appeals Board, 1959-1969, chairman, 1961-1969. Adjunct Professor courts and judicial processes Bluefield State College,1976.

Achievements

  • Bar: West Virginia 1931.

Membership

Founding member, first secretary Bluefield Community Chest, 1936. Board directors, past president Bluefield Princeton Jewish Congregation. Member 4th United States Judicial Circuit Conference, West Virginia State Bar (governor 1956-1960), Mercer County Bar Association (past president), Bluefield University Club (charter), Fincastle Country Club (charter, board directors two terms., secretary board club two terms).

Connections

Married Edna DeLott, August 12, 1933. Children: Robert M., Karel Kwass Copenhaver, Kathy Kwass Gross.

father:
Joseph Israel Kwass

mother:
Gussie Louise (Aaron) Kwass

spouse:
Edna DeLott

child:
Karel Kwass Copenhaver Kwass

child:
Robert M. Kwass

child:
Kathy Kwass Gross Kwass