Aldon Junior Anderson

Aldon Junior Anderson (January 3, 1917 – March 24, 1996) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah.

Aldon Junior Anderson
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Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah
In office
December 20, 1984 – March 24, 1996
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah
In office
1978–1984
Preceded byWillis William Ritter
Succeeded byBruce Sterling Jenkins
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah
In office
July 22, 1971 – December 20, 1984
Appointed byRichard Nixon
Preceded byAlbert Sherman Christensen
Succeeded byDavid Sam
Personal details
Born
Aldon Junior Anderson

(1917-01-03)January 3, 1917
Salt Lake City, Utah
DiedMarch 24, 1996(1996-03-24) (aged 79)
Salt Lake City, Utah
EducationUniversity of Utah (B.A.)
S.J. Quinney College of Law (J.D.)

Education and careerEdit

Born on January 3, 1917, in Salt Lake City, Utah,[1] to Aldon J. and Minnie (Egan), Anderson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Utah in 1939 and a Juris Doctor from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah in 1943.[1] He was a staff attorney of the Utah State Tax Commission from 1943 to 1945, and was then in private practice in Salt Lake City until 1957, also working as a Utah state district attorney from 1953 to 1957. He was a judge of the second district of the Utah State District Court from 1957 to 1971.[2]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

On June 17, 1971, President Richard Nixon nominated Anderson to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Utah vacated by Judge Albert Sherman Christensen. Anderson was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 22, 1971, and received his commission the same day. He served as Chief Judge from 1978 to 1984, assuming senior status on December 20, 1984. Anderson served in this capacity until his death on March 24, 1996 in Salt Lake City.[2]

PersonalEdit

Anderson was married to Virginia Weilenmann Anderson, who was a speech therapist involved heavily in helping the handicapped.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Anderson, Aldon J.". Who Was Who in America, 1993-1996, vol. 11. New Providence, N.J.: Marquis Who's Who. 1996. p. 6. ISBN 0837902258.
  2. ^ a b Aldon Junior Anderson at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  3. ^ Lee Benson, "How Zions Bank CEO Scott Anderson invests in his community", Deseret News, July 17, 2012

SourcesEdit

Legal offices
Preceded by
Albert Sherman Christensen
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah
1971–1984
Succeeded by
David Sam
Preceded by
Willis William Ritter
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah
1978–1984
Succeeded by
Bruce Sterling Jenkins