Marion Jones Callister
Marion Jones Callister (June 6, 1921 – June 24, 1997) was an American attorney and jurist who served as a judge of the United States District Court for the District of Idaho.
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Idaho|
June 6, 1989 – June 24, 1997
|Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Idaho|
|Preceded by||Raymond McNichols|
|Succeeded by||Harold Ryan|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Idaho|
September 1, 1976 – June 6, 1989
|Appointed by||Gerald Ford|
|Preceded by||J. Blaine Anderson|
|Succeeded by||Edward Lodge|
Marion Jones Callister
June 6, 1921
Moreland, Idaho, U.S.
|Died||June 24, 1997 (aged 76)|
Boise, Idaho, U.S.
|Resting place||Morris Hill Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Nina Lynn Hayes|
(m.1946–1997, his death)
|Education||University of Utah (BSL, JD)|
|Years of service||1944–1946|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Early life and educationEdit
Born in Moreland, Idaho, Callister graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1939. He in the United States Army during World War II, from 1944 to 1946. He received a Bachelor of Science in Law from the University of Utah in 1950 and a Juris Doctor from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah in 1951.
Callister returned to Idaho and was an assistant Bingham County attorney in Blackfoot from 1951 to 1952, and an Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1953 to 1957. He was in private practice in Boise from 1958 to 1969, was a state district judge from 1970 to 1975, and became the U.S. Attorney for Idaho in 1975.
Federal judicial serviceEdit
On July 19, 1976, Callister was nominated by President Gerald Ford to a seat on the U.S. District Court vacated by Judge J. Blaine Anderson. Callister was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 26, and received his commission on September 1, 1976. Callister served as Chief Judge from 1981 to 1988, and assumed senior status at age 68 on June 6, 1989. He served in that capacity for eight years, until his death in 1997 in Boise.
Callister was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a young man, he served as a missionary: he was later bishop of the Boise 3rd Ward, counselor in and then president of the Boise West Stake, and a regional representative of the Twelve. Callister is buried at Morris Hill Cemetery in Boise.
- Leeright, Bob (December 24, 1981). "Associate says Callister is as kind a man as you can find". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). Associated Press. p. 8B.
- Marion Jones Callister at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- "Callister new federal judge". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. August 27, 1976. p. 2A.
- "Judge Marion Callister". Daily Courier. (Prescott, Arizona). (obituary). June 27, 1997. p. 5A.
- "Religious Values and Public Policy - ensign".
- "Death: Marion Jones Callister". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). (obituary). June 27, 1997. Retrieved January 31, 2019.