Marion Jones Callister
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Idaho|
June 6, 1989 – June 24, 1997
|Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Idaho|
|Preceded by||Ray McNichols|
|Succeeded by||Harold Ryan|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Idaho|
September 1, 1976 – June 6, 1989
|Appointed by||Gerald Ford|
|Preceded by||Blaine Anderson|
|Succeeded by||Edward Lodge|
|Born||Marion Jones Callister
June 6, 1921
|Died||June 24, 1997
|Resting place||Morris Hill Cemetery
|Spouse(s)||Nina Lynn Hayes Callister (b.1928)|
|Children||1 son, 11 daughters|
|Alma mater||University of Utah
(B.S.L., 1950, J.D., 1951)
|Years of service||1944–1946|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Born in Moreland, Idaho, Callister graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1939 and was in the U.S. Army during World War II, from 1944 to 1946. He received a B.S.L. from the University of Utah in 1950, and a J.D. from its College of Law in 1951.
Callister was an assistant county attorney of Blackfoot, Idaho from 1951 to 1952, and an assistant U.S. Attorney of the District of Idaho from 1953 to 1957. He was in private practice in Boise from 1958 to 1969. Callister was a state district judge from 1970 to 1975, and was thereafter the United States Attorney for the District of Idaho from 1975 to 1976.
On July 19, 1976, Callister was nominated by President Gerald Ford to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Idaho vacated by Blaine Anderson for the U.S. Court of Appeals. Callister was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 26 and received his commission on September 1, 1976.
Callister is buried at Morris Hill Cemetery in Boise.
Callister was a Latter-day Saint. As a young man he served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was later bishop of the Boise 3rd Ward, counselor in and then president of the Boise West Stake, and a regional representative of the 12.
- "Judge Marion Callister". Daily Courier. Prescott, Arizona. (obituary). June 27, 1997. p. 5A.
- speech by Elder Dallin H. Oaks in which he mentioned Callister's religion and an attempt to exclude him from a case based on his religion.
- June 27, 1997 Deseret News obituary for Callister
- Marion Jones Callister at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Marion Jones Callister at Find a Grave
J. Blaine Anderson
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Idaho