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Lawyer

Wilson Ettason Cline was American judge. Bar: California 1940, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1941, United States District Court (northern district) California 1943, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1953.

Background

Cline, Wilson Ettason was born on August 26, 1914 in Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States. Son of William Sherman and Etta Blanche (Roach) Cline.

Education

Student, University Illinois, 1932-1933;Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Oklahoma, 1935;Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, U. Oklahoma, 1936;Juris Doctor, University of California, Berkeley, 1939;Master of Laws, Harvard University, 1941.

Career

Attorney, Kaiser Richmond Shipyards, 1941-1944;private practice, Oakland, 1945-1949;professor, assistant dean, dean Eastbay Division, Lincoln U. Law School, Oakland, 1946-1950;attorney, hearing officer, assistant chief administrative law judge, acting chief administrative law judge, California Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco, 1949-1980;retired administrative law judge, California Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco, 1981;director general welfare California State Employees Association, California Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco, 1966-1967;chairman retirement committee, California Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco, 1965-1966;member member benefit committee, California Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco, 1980-1981;member retired employees division council district, California Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco, 1981-1982. Executor estate of Warren A. Cline.

Achievements

  • Bar: California 1940, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1941, United States District Court (northern district) California 1943, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1953.

Membership

Past trustee Cline Ranch Trust, various family trusts. Member American Bar Association, State Bar California, Conference California Public Utility Counsel (steering committee 1967-1971), American Judicature Society, Boalt Hall Alumni Association, Harvard Club of San Francisco, Commonwealth Club San Francisco, Sleepy Hollow Swim and Tennis Club (Orinda, California), Masons (Orinda lodge # 494 secretary 1951-1955, past Master 1949), Sirs (Peralta chapter 12), Phi Beta Kappa (president Northern California association 1969-1970), Beta Gamma Sigma, Delta Sigma Pi (Key award 1936), Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Delta Phi, Pi Sigma Alpha.

Connections

Married G. Barbara Verne Pentecost, November 1, 1939 (divorced November 1960). Children: William, Catherine Cline MacDonald, Thomas. Married Gina Lana Ludwig, October 5, 1969.

Children: David Ludwig, Kenneth Ludwig.

father:
William Sherman Cline

mother:
Etta Blanche (Roach) Cline

spouse:
G. Barbara Verne Pentecost

spouse:
Gina Lana Ludwig

child:
William Cline

child:
Catherine Cline MacDonald Cline

child:
Thomas Cline

child:
David Ludwig Cline

child:
Kenneth Ludwig Cline