Herbert Titus

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Herbert Titus
Personal details
Born (1937-10-17) October 17, 1937 (age 81)
Baker City, Oregon, U.S.
Political partyConstitution
Spouse(s)Marilyn Titus
Alma materUniversity of Oregon
Harvard University

Herbert W. "Herb" Titus (born October 17, 1937 in Baker City, 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.

Career[edit]

Titus holds a law degree from Harvard University, graduating cum laude, and a B.S. degree in Political Science from the University of Oregon, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.[1][2]

He is an active member of the Virginia Bar Association 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 Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, and District of Columbia and Federal Circuits. He is also admitted to practice in the Army Court of Criminal Appeals and the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.[1]

After two years as a trial attorney and a Special Assistant United States Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice,[1] Titus worked as a professor of law from 1964 to 1979 at the state universities of Oklahoma, Colorado and Oregon.[2] He was "active in various left-wing-based political causes" during this period, opposing the Vietnam War and supporting homosexual rights and abortion rights. He also worked with attorneys and clients on a number of constitutional cases in his role as a regional director with the American Civil Liberties Union.[2]

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 in Switzerland for a year.[2][3][4]

He left his tenured position as professor of law at the University of Oregon in 1979 to become a member of the charter faculty at the O. W. Coburn School of Law at Oral Roberts University.[2] Three years later, Titus moved to CBN University (later named Regent University), where he served for a total of eleven years, first as the founding Dean of the School of Public Policy[4] and then as Vice-President for Academic Affairs.[2] Starting in 1986, Titus became the founding Dean of the College of Law and Government in Regent University.[1][4] All told, Titus has taught constitutional law, common law, and other subjects at five different law schools for almost 30 years.[1]

He is the author of a book entitled God, Man and Law: The Biblical Principles.[2]

Titus is of counsel 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.[5]

Politics[edit]

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 Howard Phillips.[6]

Along with his client, former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, Titus was an original drafter of the Constitution Restoration Act, which sought to take out of federal court jurisdiction appellate cases that involved public officials who acknowledged God as the sovereign source of law, liberty, or government, and provided for the impeachment of federal judges who disregarded the act.[7] The act did not pass either time it was introduced, but its tenets were incorporated into the 2004 Republican Party platform.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Titus was born in Baker, Oregon on October 17, 1937. He attended Baker public schools, where he graduated as co-valedictorian of the class of 1955. Four years later he graduated from the University of Oregon, where he had served as student body president. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1962.[2]

Residents of Chesapeake, Virginia, Herbert Titus and his wife, Marilyn, have four children and 15 grandchildren.[10]

Writings[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "About Us: Biography of Herbert W. Titus - LawAndFreedom.com". lawandfreedom.com. William J. Olson, P.C. Archived from the original on March 23, 2003. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Herbert W. Titus, Esquire". The Coalition of Spirit-filled Churches. Archived from the original on October 7, 2011. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  3. ^ Dr. Herb Titus - Biography WordMP3.com retrieved 2014/04/18
  4. ^ a b c "Dr. Herb Titus: A Constitutional Profile In Courage". The American View. Institute on the Constitution. July 27, 2012. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  5. ^ Herbert William Titus Martindale.com retrieved December 6, 2017
  6. ^ History of the Constitution Party www.constitutionparty.com retrieved 2014/05/01
  7. ^ Judge Roy Moore Introduces Constitution Restoration Act 2004 WAFF News, February 13, 2004
  8. ^ FitzGerald, Frances (4 April 2017). The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America. Simon & Schuster. pp. 512–513. ISBN 978-1-4391-4315-5. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  9. ^ 2004 Republican Party Platform: A Safer World and a More Hopeful America
  10. ^ About Us: Biography of Herbert W. Titus Archived 2016-01-15 at the Wayback Machine. LawAndFreedom.com retrieved 2014/04/17
Party political offices
Preceded by
Albion Knight, Jr.
Constitution Party nominee for
Vice President of the United States

1996
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.