Bruce S. Jenkins, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Everett L. Cooley
No.428 Bruce S. Jenkins
Jenkins, Bruce S.
Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center
Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
1993-06-15; 1993-09-24; 1993-12-27
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Jenkins, Bruce S.--Interviews; Judges--Utah--Salt Lake City--Biography
Federal judges; Willis Ritter; Kenneth Culp Davis; Dan Dykstra; Utah Legislature; Bankruptcy judges; U.S. Navy; Envoy to Africa; Bar Association
Transcript (144 pages) of interview(s) by Everett L. Cooley with federal judge Bruce S. Jenkins, on June 15, September 24, and December 27, 1993. Accompanied by a copy of interviewee's curriculum vita
Jenkins (b. 1927) was at the time of this interview the chief judge of the U. S. District Court for Utah. He recalls his childhood and education and briefly describes his experience in the Navy. He talks at length about attending law school at the University of Utah, and about various lawyers including Willis Ritter, Kenneth Culp Davis, and Dan Dykstra. Other topics covered include his time in the Utah legislature and as a bankruptcy judge, functions of the court, important cases, plea bargaining, his relationship with the bar association, and his family and travels.Interviewer: Everett L. Cooley