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Sterry Robinson Waterman, American judge.


Waterman, Sterry Robinson was born on June 12, 1901 in Taunton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Zeno Sterry and Sarah Wood (Robinson) Waterman.


Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth College, 1922, Doctor of Laws, 1963. Postgraduate, Harvard University Law School, 1922-1923, George Washington University Law School, 1923-1926. Doctor of Laws, George Washington University Law School, 1969.

Juris Doctor, Vermont Law School, 1977. Doctor of Laws, University Vermont, 1973, New York University, 1979.


Bar: District of Columbia Bar 1926, Vermont bar 1926, Supreme Court of the United States Court bar 1935. Practice law, St. Johnsbury, Vermont, 1926-1955. Member firm Waterman & Downs, 1949-1955.

Chairman, general counsel Vermont Unemployment Compensation Commission, 1937-1941. Member Vermont Uniform State Laws Commission, 1938-1958. Judge The United States of America Court of Appeals, 2d Circuit, St. Johnsbury, 1955-1970, senior judge, 1970-1984.

Trustee St. Johnsbury Academy, 1956-1984, president, 1973-1984. Trustee, president Vermont Law School, 1974-1984.


Fellow American Bar Foundation. Member American Academy Judicial Education (director 1971-1975, 77-84, president 1977-1978), Vermont History Society (trustee, vice president 1972-1984), American Law Institute, American Judicature Society (past president), American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Vermont Bar Association (past president), Caledonia County Bar Association, Association Bar City New York, National Conference Commissioners Uniform State Laws, National Lawyers. Clubs: Century (New York City), Dartmouth (New York City).


Married Frances Chadbourne Knight, May 13, 1932 (deceased). Children: Robert Sterry, Thomas Chadbourne.

Zeno Sterry Waterman

Sarah Wood (Robinson) Waterman

Frances Chadbourne Knight

Robert Sterry Waterman

Thomas Chadbourne Waterman