|Catalog Number||WF 4734|
|Caption||STAFFORD, Charles (left)|
|Description||Charles Frederick Stafford, Jr., was born June 24, 1918, to Charles "Fred" and Madge Davis Stafford. He graduated from Anacortes High School in 1936 where he was class salutatorian and active in football, baseball, Key Club, Honor Society, drama, operetta, Glee Club and attended the University of Washington Leadership Conference. Following graduated from Whitman College in 1940, he served in the Army from 1942-1946. This was followed by a Bachelor of law degree from Yale and a Doctor of Law (LLD) in 1956. He practiced law in Mt. Vernon until he was elected to the Superior Court in 1952. This image shows him be sworn in. In 1969 Stafford was appointed by Governor Dan Evans to the new Washington Court of Appeals; he advanced to the Washington Supreme Court on January 1, 1970. On January 13, 1975, Stafford became Chief Justice in Washington State. Stafford married in 1943 and had two daughters, Mrs. John Schmidt and Mrs. David Alverstadt. For additional information, see WVF oral history: WF-OH-1A-453.|
|Collection||Wallie Funk Collection|
Place - Anacortes, WA
|Credit line||Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection|
STAFFORD, Charles Frederick, Jr.