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William Wilson O'Hearn, American Civil litigation, state Personal injury (including property damage) retired judge. Decorated Bronze Star. Served to major United States Army, 1941-1945.; Member American Judicature Society, American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association.

Background

O'Hearn, William Wilson was born on January 24, 1914 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Son of John Joseph and Molly (Kehoe) O'Hearn.

Education

1 child, Mary Ann Sawyer.LL.B., Southern Law U., 1941.

Career

Bar: Tennessee 1941, United States District Court (6th circuit) 1946, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1979. Private practice, Memphis, 1941-1948, 48-66. Assistant district attorney, Memphis, 1946-1948.

Judge Tennessee 30th Judicial District, Memphis, 1966, senior circuit judge, presiding judge, 1982-1983. Chairman Tennessee Jury Pattern Instructions (civil), 1984-1990.

Achievements

  • Bar: Tennessee 1941, United States District Court (6th circuit) 1946, United States Supreme Court 1979.

Membership

Served to major United States Army, 1941-1945. Member American Judicature Society, American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association.

Connections

Married Mary Ann Turley (deceased 1972). 1 child Mary Ann Sawyer.

father:
John Joseph O'Hearn

mother:
Molly (Kehoe) O'Hearn

spouse:
Mary Ann Turley

child:
Mary Ann Sawyer O'Hearn