Willis Van Devanter Papers 1884-1941


Willis Van Devanter Papers, 1884-1941

Willis Van Devanter Papers 1884-1941

Lawyer, jurist, and Supreme Court justice. Correspondence, letterbooks, legal records and briefs, speeches, lectures, and scrapbooks documenting Van Devanter’s law practice in Wyoming, his involvement in Republican Party politics, and his service as associate justice of the Supreme Court.

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