Louis Westcott Myers (born
Mills, Wisconsin, September 6, 1872; died February 15,
1960) was the 20th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of
finishing a bachelor's and a law degree at the University of
Wisconsin, Myers practiced law for several years in Chicago
before moving to Los Angeles.
From 1913-23 he was a Superior
Court judge in Los Angeles. In 1923 he was appointed to the Supreme
Court of California to fill a vacancy; the next year he was
appointed Chief Justice and served as such until leaving the court
in January 1926.
Following his tenure as Chief Justice, Myers joined a Los Angeles
law firm run by Henry W. O'Melveny. Myers' name was added to the
firm, which eventually became known as O’Melveny & Myers
He married Blanche Brown of Michigan; they had at least two
children, Elizabeth Myers and test pilot John Westcott Myers