Raymond Sanger Wilkins

Raymond Sanger Wilkins (May 24, 1891 – May 12, 1971)[1] was a justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court from 1944 to 1970, serving as chief justice after 1956. He was appointed by Governor Christian Herter. He graduated from Harvard College in 1912, and Harvard Law School in 1915.[2]

Raymond Sanger Wilkins
Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
In office
September 13, 1956 – September 1, 1970
Personal details
Born(1891-05-24)May 24, 1891
DiedMay 12, 1971(1971-05-12) (aged 79)
EducationHarvard College (BA)
Harvard Law School (LLB)

Wilkins served as an officer in the United States Army during World War I, in the 76th Infantry Division in France. There, he achieved the rank of captain.[2]

Personal life and death edit

Wilkins was married three times, first to Mary Louisa Aldrich of Fall River, Massachusetts, in 1923, with whom he had two sons. Mary died in 1954, and in 1956 Wilkins married Katharine Schuyler Crosby, who died in 1959. Wilkins finally married Georgie Hebbard, who was the "widow of a close friend", in 1965.[2]

Wilkins died in Winchester, Massachusetts, at the age of 79.[1]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Raymond S. Wilkins Dies; Was Chief State Justice", The Berkshire Eagle (May 12, 1971), p. 1.
  2. ^ a b c "Raymond Sanger Wilkins: Chief Justice memorial". www.mass.gov. 1972.

Political offices
Preceded by Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Succeeded by