Herbert Titus

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Herbert W. Titus (born October 17, 1937 in Baker, Oregon, is an American attorney, writer, and politician. He was a candidate for Vice-President of the United States in the 1996 U.S. presidential election on the Constitution Party ticket.

Titus holds a law degree (cum laude) from Harvard University and a B.S. degree in Political Science from the University of Oregon, from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.[1]

Titus is an active member of the Bar of Virginia and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth, Tenth, District of Columbia and Federal Circuits.

Titus was the 1996 vice-presidential nominee for the Constitution Party (then known as the U.S. Taxpayer's Party), as the running-mate of the party founder Mr. Howard Phillips.[2]

After two years as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Titus served from 1964 to 1979 as a professor of law at the State Universities of Oklahoma, Colorado and Oregon. During this time, he was active in various left-wing-based political causes: opposing the war in Vietnam; supporting abortion; and homosexual rights. As a regional director with the American Civil Liberties Union, Titus worked with attorneys and clients on a number of constitutional cases.

In 1975, Titus was "dramatically converted to Christ" while attending a Sunday School class with his wife, after which he studied with Dr. Francis Schaeffer for a year.[3]

In 1979, he left his tenured position as professor of law at the University of Oregon, becoming a member of the charter faculty at the O. W. Coburn School of Law at Oral Roberts University. Three years later, Titus moved to CBN University (later named Regent University), where he served for eleven years, first as the founding Dean of the School of Public Policy and as Vice-President for Academic Affairs and then as the founding Dean of the School of Law.[4]

Along with Roy Moore, Titus was an original drafter of the Constitution Restoration Act,[5] which sought to take out of federal court jurisdiction cases that involved public officials that acknowledged God as the sovereign source of law, liberty, or government, and provided for the impeachment of federal judges who disregarded the act. The act did not pass either time it was introduced.

Titus currently practices at the Virginia law firm of William J. Olson, P.C., specializing in Constitutional Law, Legislative Practice, Appellate Practice, Election and Campaign Finance, and Firearms Law.[6] A resident of Chesapeake, Virginia, Herbert Titus and his wife, Marilyn, have four children and 15 grandchildren.[7]


  • Judicial Tyranny: The New Kings of America? - contributing author (Amerisearch, 2005) ISBN 0-9753455-6-7
  • God, Man and Law: The Biblical Principles (Institute In Basic Life Principles, 1994) ISBN 0-916888-17-7
Party political offices
Preceded by
Albion Knight, Jr.
Constitution Party vice presidential candidate
Succeeded by
Joseph Sobran
Curtis Frazier¹
Notes and references
1. Joseph Sobran was the original Vice Presidential nominee in 2000. He withdrew from the race and was replaced by Curtis Frazier.


  1. ^ About Us: Biography of Herbert W. Titus LawAndFreedom.com retrieved 2014/04/17
  2. ^ History of the Constitution Party www.constitutionparty.com retrieved 2014/05/01
  3. ^ Dr. Herb Titus - Biography WordMP3.com retrieved 2014/04/18
  4. ^ "Herbert W. Titus, Esquire". The Coalition of Spirit-filled Churches. Retrieved 2011-08-13. [dead link]
  5. ^ Judge Roy Moore Introduces Constitution Restoration Act 2004 WAFF News, February 13, 2004
  6. ^ Lawyers.com > Find a Lawyer > Herbert W. Titus Lawyers.com retrieved 2014/04/17
  7. ^ About Us: Biography of Herbert W. Titus LawAndFreedom.com retrieved 2014/04/17