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Claude Elbert Goodwin Collection


Diploma, West Virginia University College of Law, June 8, 1940
Order of the Coif, West Virginia Chapter, June 7, 1940
Supreme Court of the United States admission to practice, January 8, 1947
District Court of the United States, Southern District admission to practice, December 3, 1948
United States Circuit Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, October 21, 1950
Commission as Kentucky Colonel, October 1, 1951
Who's Who in America, 42nd Edition, 1982-1983
Optimist's Creed by Christian Larson
Shellback Certificate, U. S. Navy, September 30, 1944
Certificate of Satisfactory Service as Lieutenant, U. S. Navy, January 27, 1946 by Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal
Appointment as Lieutenant in the Naval Reserve, May 2, 1949 by Secretary of the Navy John L. Sullivan
Citation by West Virginia House of Delegates commending him for chairing committee to commission USS West Virginia SSBN736, October 20, 1990
Honorary Plank Owner for commissioning of USS West Virginia SSBN736, October 20, 1990


4 B&W prints of Lieutenant Claude Elbert Goodwin receiving ribbon, possibly at Quonset Point Naval Air Station

Transferred to Museum:

Wooden nameplate for desk - on back "A present from Dayton Knapp carved in the Philippines"
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West Virginia Archives and History