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Lawyer

Willis Riley Deming, American Lawyer. Bar: Ohio 1938, California 1947, District of Columbia 1957. Served lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1941-1946; colonel United States Army, retired; Member American Bar Association, State Bar California, Society for Asian Art (president 1995-1997), WorldTrade Club (San Francisco), Claremont Country Club (Oakland).

Background

Deming, Willis Riley was born on November 28, 1914 in Ada, Ohio, United States. Son of Cliffe and Okla (Riley) Deming.

Education

Bachelor, Ohio State University, 1935. Juris Doctor, Ohio State University, 1938.

Career

Private practice, Columbus, Ohio., 1938-1939; casualty claim examiner, American Surety Company. New York City, 1939-1941; chief boards and claims review branch, San Francisco Port of Embarkation, 1946-1947; member, Treadwell and Laughlin, San Francisco, 1947-1954; member, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, San Francisco, 1954-1956; member, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, Washington, 1956-1960; private practice, Washington, 1961-1962; with, Matson Navigation Company, San Francisco, 1962-1971, 74-92; secretary, Matson Navigation Company, San Francisco, 1962-1973; general counsel, Matson Navigation Company, San Francisco, 1967-1971, 74-92; senior vice president, Matson Navigation Company, San Francisco, 1982-1992. Retired; vice president, secretary, general counsel, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., Honolulu, 1968-1974.

Achievements

  • Bar: Ohio 1938, California 1947, District of Columbia 1957.

Politics

Every Church statement in social or economic field should be seriously considered and demonstrate a competence in political sphere.

Views

Every Church member should be trusted with responsibilities. In building the local Methodist groups or 'societies', they should be trained to maintain the meetings and give pastoral care and challenge to the members.

Membership

Served lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1941-1946. Colonel United States Army, retired. Member American Bar Association, State Bar California, Society for Asian Art (president 1995-1997), WorldTrade Club (San Francisco), Claremont Country Club (Oakland).

Connections

Married Dorothy Arline Hill, 1950 (divorced 1971). Children: Susan Elizabeth, Deborah Anne Gunst, David Riley. Married Constance S. Mori, 1971 (divorced 1986).

Married Olive Plunkett Rose, 1994 (deceased 1999).

father:
Cliffe Deming

mother:
Okla (Riley) Deming

spouse:
Dorothy Arline Hill

spouse:
Olive Plunkett Rose

spouse:
Constance S. Mori

child:
Susan Elizabeth Deming

child:
Deborah Anne Gunst Deming

child:
David Riley Deming