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.[1]

Marion Callister
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Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Idaho
In office
June 6, 1989 – June 24, 1997
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Idaho
In office
1981–1988
Preceded byRaymond McNichols
Succeeded byHarold Ryan
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Idaho
In office
September 1, 1976 – June 6, 1989
Appointed byGerald Ford
Preceded byJ. Blaine Anderson
Succeeded byEdward Lodge
Personal details
Born
Marion Jones Callister

(1921-06-06)June 6, 1921
Moreland, Idaho, U.S.
DiedJune 24, 1997(1997-06-24) (aged 76)
Boise, Idaho, U.S.
Resting placeMorris Hill Cemetery
Boise, Idaho
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Nina Lynn Hayes
(m.1946–1997, his death)
Children12
EducationUniversity of Utah (BSL, JD)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service U.S. Army
Years of service1944–1946
Battles/warsWorld 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.

CareerEdit

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.[2]

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,[3] 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.[2] He served in that capacity for eight years, until his death in 1997 in Boise.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Callister was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[5] 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.[6] Callister is buried at Morris Hill Cemetery in Boise.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ a b Marion Jones Callister at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  3. ^ "Callister new federal judge". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. August 27, 1976. p. 2A.
  4. ^ "Judge Marion Callister". Daily Courier. (Prescott, Arizona). (obituary). June 27, 1997. p. 5A.
  5. ^ "Religious Values and Public Policy - ensign".
  6. ^ "Death: Marion Jones Callister". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). (obituary). June 27, 1997. Retrieved January 31, 2019.

SourcesEdit

Legal offices
Preceded by
J. Blaine Anderson
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Idaho
1976–1989
Succeeded by
Edward Lodge
Preceded by
Raymond Clyne McNichols
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Idaho
1981–1988
Succeeded by
Harold Lyman Ryan