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Curtis Dwight Wilbur
Birth: May 10, 1867
Boone
Boone County
Iowa, USA
Death: Sep. 8, 1954
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

Cabinet Secretary and Jurist. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1884. After completing his military service he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1890. He served as Deputy Assistant District Attorney in Los Angeles until becoming Judge of the Superior Court in 1903. In 1918 he was appointed to the California Supreme Court, where he served as Chief Justice. In 1924 President Coolidge selected him to be Secretary of the Navy. Wilbur earned accolades for restoring public integrity in the department after the Harding era Teapot Dome scandal, modernizing the fleet, and establishing a naval aviation program. In 1929 President Hoover appointed him to the US Court of Appeals in San Francisco, where he served as Presiding Judge until his 1944 retirement. Wilbur's brother Ray Lyman Wilbur was Secretary of the Interior and President of Stanford University. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Parents:
  Dwight Locke Wilbur (1839 - 1903)
  Ednah Maria Lyman Wilbur (1840 - 1911)
 
 Spouse:
  Olive Doolittle Wilbur (1867 - 1942)*
 
 Siblings:
  Curtis Dwight Wilbur (1867 - 1954)
  Bertha Wilbur (1872 - 1956)*
  Ray Lyman Wilbur (1875 - 1949)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
Colma
San Mateo County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Oct 07, 2006
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Curtis Dwight Wilbur
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