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William Randall Compton, American lawyer. Decorated Legion of Merit; recipient Exceptional Civilian Service award, Meritorious Civilian Service award. Served from captain lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1942-1945.; Member Order of Coif.


Compton, William Randall was born on July 9, 1902 in Elmira, New York, United States. Son of William R. and Helen R. (Tubbs) Compton.


Bachelor of Laws, Albany Law School, 1928. Master of Business Administration, Harvard, 1931. Juris Scientiae Doctor, Cornell Univercity, 1933.


Professor business administration, dean Green Mountain Junior College, Poultney, Vermont, 1931-1932. Admitted to New York bar, 1933, practiced in Elmira until 1935. Professorial lecturer law George Washington University, 1935-1952.

General counsel Quartermaster Corps., Department of Army, 1943-1956. Deputy general counsel Department of Army, 1956-1963. Professorial lecturer law American U., 1963-1965.

Professor Utah State University, 1965-1968.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Digest of Safe Deposit Custom, 1933. Editor: Cases on Domestic Relations, 1951. 1965 Supplement to Compton Cases and Materials on Domestic Relations.

      Co-editor: Cases on Domestic Relations (with Madden), 1940.


Served from captain lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Member Order of Coif.


Married Norma E. Haynes, March 27, 1946. Children: William Randall, Anne.

William R. Compton

Helen R. (Tubbs) Compton

Norma E. Haynes

William Randall Compton

Anne Compton