John H. Pickering
I Positions Held: associate, Cravath, de Gersdorff, Swaine & Wood, 1941;
associate, Wilmer & Broun, 1946-48; partner, 1949-62;
partner, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, 1962-79, 1981-88; counsel 1989
partner, Wilmer & Pickering, 1979-8 1
Biographical Summary
as of October 20, 1993
Full Name :
Telephone: Ofice (202) 663-6200 Home (302) 229-7447
John H. Pickering
2445 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037-1420
Date and Place of Birth: February 27, 1916; Harrisburg, Illinois
Parents: Father: J. Leslie Pickering
Born 1890
Born 1892
Mother: Virginia Moms Pickering
Primary and Secondary Education:
Btzher Educatioq:
Public schools of Harrisburg, Illinois
University of Michigan, A.B., 1938; J.D., 1940
-: USNR, 1943-46
Other Government Service: Law clerk to Justice Frank Murphy,
United States Supreme Court, 1941-43
Civic and Communitv Activities: Moderator, Westmoreland Church; Vice President, Hospice
Care of D.C.; Chair of miscellaneous bar and court committees including Advisory Committee
on Procedures and mediation program of U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, and chair of ABA
Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly
Honors and Awards: Outstanding Achievement Award, University of Michigan, 1978;
Distinguished Service Award, National Center for State Courts, 1985; Appreciation Award,
National Women’s Law Center, 1989; Pro Bono Award, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., 1990; Fifty Year Award, The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, 1993
publications: Federal Restrictions on State Criminal Procedure,
University of Chicago Law Review, 1946
Howard: Mr. Justice Murphy, A Political Biography,
Harvard Law Review, 1971
Death and the Law: What is the Right to Die?
Winkelman Lecture presented at the University of Michigan, 1989