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Willaim Nathaniel Ethridge, American judge. Awards Jury, 1956.


Ethridge, Willaim Nathaniel was born on August 3, 1912 in Columbus, Mississippi, United States. Son of William N. and Laura Mae (Ramage) Ethridge.


Student Mississippi State College, 1931-1932. Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Mississippi, 1935, Bachelor of Laws, 1937. Master of Laws, University of Southern California, 1940.


Vice president., secretary Okolona, Houston & Calhoun City Railway Company, Houston, Mississippi, 1935-1939. Admitted to Mississippi bar, 1937, practiced in Oxford, 1937-1942. Associate Wells, Wells, Newman & Thomas, Jackson, Mississippi, 1944-1948.

Assistant professor of law U. Mississippi, 1942-1944, professor, 1948-1950. Commissioner Supreme Court Mississippi, 1950-1952, associate justice, 1952-1965, presiding justice, 1965, chief justice, since 1966. Member State-Federal Relations advising committee Federal Judicial Center, 1969.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Modernizing Mississippi’s Constitution, 1949. Contributor articles law, tax journals.


Member State-Federal Relations advising committee Federal Judicial Center, 1969. Member Freedoms Foundation Awards Jury, 1956. Member American (national director procedural reform studies 1943-1947), Lafayette Company bar associations, Mississippi State Bar (chairman junior section 1946-1947), American Judicature Society, Institute Judicial Administration, American Law Institute, Phi Delta Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Presbyterian.


Married Lura Elizabeth Clark, December 14, 1946. Children: William Nathaniel, 4th, David, Paul, Ruby, Thomas.

William N. Ethridge

Laura Mae (Ramage) Ethridge

Lura Elizabeth Clark

Paul Ethridge

David Ethridge

William Nathaniel Ethridge

4th Ethridge

Thomas Ethridge

Ruby Ethridge