Edward Charles King
Edward Charles King was born on January 4, 1940, in Pendleton, Indiana. After graduating from New Palestine High School (New Palestine, Indiana) in 1957, King enrolled at Indiana University. King received his B.S. in Business from IU in 1961, before enrolling at the Indiana University School of Law. He received his JD from the law school in 1964. After law school, King joined the Detroit law firm of Benjamin H. Long. After practicing corporate law for six year, King became the Director of the Center for Urban Law and Housing at the University of Detroit Law School.
In 1972, King moved to Micronesia, where he became Chief of Litigation for Micronesian Legal Services. He returned to the United States in 1976 to become Executive Director of the National Senior Citizens Law Center, a non-profit organization that advocates for the rights of older Americans – particularly those who live in poverty. In 1980, King returned to Micronesia to serve as the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Federated States of Micronesia. King also served as a justice for two other South Pacific jurisdictions, and as a Federal Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court of Hawaii. He returned to the National Senior Citizens Law Center in 2002, serving as Executive Director until his retirement in 2007.
Edward Charles King received the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Distinguished Service Award in 2009.
Maurer Alumni, Distinguished Service Award, Micronesia
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