William Corbett (politician)

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William T. Corbett
Governor of Guam
In office
May 19, 1956 – October 2, 1956
Preceded by Ford Quint Elvidge
Succeeded by Richard Barrett Lowe
2nd Secretary of Guam
In office
Governor Ford Quint Elvidge
Preceded by Randall Herman
Succeeded by Marcellus Boss
Personal details
Born 1902
Avalon, Pennsylvania
Died April 17, 1971(1971-04-17) (aged 68–69)
Virginia, United States
Political party Republican
Relations Robert J. Corbett (brother)
Alma mater University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Profession Lawyer

William T. Corbett (1902 – April 17, 1971) was a United States Department of the Interior attorney who served as Secretary of Guam under Ford Quint Elvidge, and later became as the interim Governor of Guam from May 19, 1956 to October 2, 1956. He was the brother of Representative Robert J. Corbett.[1] Graduating from the University of Pittsburgh College of Arts and Sciences in 1924[2] and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1927,[3] Corbett opened a private workers' compensation law firm before joining the Department of the Interior.[1] He died on April 17, 1971 at the Northern Virginia Doctors Hospital at the age of 69.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "William T. Corbett, Interior Lawyer, 69". The Washington Post. April 18, 1971. p. 1. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Obituaries". Alumni Times. University of Pittsburgh. 3 (2): 16. August 1971. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Law". The Alumni News Review. University of Pittsburgh. 12 (1): 6. October 1957. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
Preceded by
Ford Quint Elvidge
Governor of Guam

Succeeded by
Richard Barrett Lowe
Preceded by
Randall Herman
Secretary of Guam
Succeeded by
Marcellus Boss