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Warren Dee Welliver

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Appointed by  Joseph P. Teasdale
Spouse  Ruth Welliver
Role  Judge

Name  Warren Welliver
Religion  Episcopal Church
Succeeded by  John C. Holstein
Born  February 24, 1920 Butler, Missouri (1920-02-24)
Alma mater  University of Missouri School of Law University of Missouri
Died  October 29, 2007, Columbia, Missouri, United States
Education  University of Missouri, University of Missouri School of Law

Warren Welliver was judge on the Supreme Court of Missouri from 1979 until 1989. As a judge, he established Comparative Negligence as a defense in civil tort lawsuits, overruling the older Contributory Negligence standard. Judge Welliver was also famously passed up for Chief Justice; traditionally the judges take turns in the two-year job but Welliver was bypassed for the position. Judge Welliver was also known for his strong stances in favor of protecting a criminal defendant's rights at trial, and his opposition to the Missouri Plan.


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