Harry Clay Westover

Harry Clay Westover (May 19, 1894 – April 14, 1983) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

Harry Clay Westover
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
In office
December 31, 1965 – April 14, 1983
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
In office
October 18, 1949 – December 31, 1965
Appointed byHarry S. Truman
Preceded bySeat established by 63 Stat. 493
Succeeded byWilliam Percival Gray
Personal details
Born
Harry Clay Westover

(1894-05-19)May 19, 1894
Williamstown, Kentucky
DiedApril 14, 1983(1983-04-14) (aged 88)
Laguna Hills, California
EducationJames E. Rogers College of Law (LL.B.)

Education and careerEdit

Born in Williamstown, Kentucky, Westover received a Bachelor of Laws from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona in 1918. After a stint in the United States Army, he was a member of the California State Senate, and Collector of Internal Revenue for the sixth district of California.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

On September 23, 1949, Westover was nominated by President Harry S. Truman to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California created by 63 Stat. 493. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 15, 1949, and received his commission on October 18, 1949. He assumed senior status on December 31, 1965, serving in that capacity until his death on April 14, 1983 in Laguna Hills, California.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 63 Stat. 493
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
1949–1965
Succeeded by
William Percival Gray