Luvera Lecture Series
Major General William K. Suter, USA (Ret.)
Clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court
Bill Suter has been the Clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court since 1991. He is the nineteenth person to hold that position. Previously he was a career Army Judge Advocate and retired as a Major General. He served in numerous positions of responsibility around the world, including Appellate Judge, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate of the U. S. Army Vietnam, Staff Judge Advocate of the 101st Airborne Division, Commandant of the JAG School, and the Assistant Judge Advocate General of the Army. His military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Parachutist Badge.
He is a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and the Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Trinity on a basketball scholarship and Tulane on an academic scholarship. He was on the Tulane Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He is a graduate of the Judge Advocate General’s School Graduate Course, the Command and General Staff College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
He is a frequent lecturer at law schools, bar association meetings, and civic functions. His hobbies include skiing, fishing, bird watching, and gardening. He is married to Jeanie Suter, a retired teacher. They have two children and four grandchildren.
Luvera Lecture 2011
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