The Whittaker Inn is the home for students interested in exploring their legal career options.
Judge Kathy Forsyth
Group Three - November 17, 5 p.m. - TBA
Charles E. Whittaker Jr. was born in 1901 and left school at the age of 16 to work on the family farm. He desired something more and with tutoring, he qualified for admission to the Kansas City School of Law and graduated in 1924. Whittaker joined a Kansas City law firm and became partner after only two years. He practiced law for 30 years, eventually becoming president of the Missouri Bar Association from 1953-54.
In 1954, he was appointed to the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Missouri, and two years later appointed to the U.S. Appeals Court of the 8th Circuit. One year later, President Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed him to the U.S. Supreme Court where he served for five years.