William Marshall Bullitt

William Marshall Bullitt ( born March 4, 1873 in Louisville, Kentucky; † October 3, 1957 ) was an American lawyer and United States Solicitor General.


After attending the High School of Lawrenceville, he studied at Princeton University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree there in 1894 (BS ). A subsequent post-graduate studies in law at the Law School of the University of Louisville he graduated in 1895 with a Bachelor of Laws ( LL.B. ) from. After admission to the bar in Kentucky, he founded Bullitt & Shield, and was the next decades working as a lawyer. In the meantime, he was from 1907 to 1909 Chairman of the Department of Public Safety ( Board of Public Safety) of Louisville.

In July 1912 William Bullitt, a member of the Republican Party, was appointed by U.S. President William Howard Taft to the U.S. Solicitor General and adopted as such until the end of Taft's term of office in March 1913 to third place in the Ministry of Justice of the United States.

Most recently, he was from 1948 until his death partner in the firm Bullitt, Dawson & Tarrant.