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Frederick Russell Franklin

Frederick Russell Franklin was American legal association executive. Bar: Indiana 1956. Named to Honorable Order Kentucky Colonels, 1967, 74, Admiral Texas Navy, 1967, Admiral Nebraska Navy, 1972, 74, Sagamore of Wabash, 1972.


  • Franklin, Frederick Russell was born on March 20, 1929. Son of Ernest James and Frances (Price) Franklin.

  • Education

    • AB, Indiana University, 1951. Juris Doctor with high distinction, Indiana University, 1956.


    • Trial attorney criminal division and court of claims section civil division United States Department Justice, Washington, 1956-1960. General counsel Indiana State Bar Association, Indianapolis, 1960-1967. Director continuing legal education for Indiana, adjunct professor law Indiana University, 1965-1968.

      Staff director professional standards American Bar Association, Chicago, 1968-1970, legal education and admissions to the bar, 1972-1992, senior lawyers division, 1985-1993. Retired, 1993

      Executive vice president National Attorneys Title Assurance Fund, Inc., Indianapolis, 1970-1972.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Indiana 1956.


    Trustee Olympia Fields (Illinois) United Methodist Church, 1980-1984. Treasurer board directors Olympia Fields Public Library., 1984-1991. Member Olympia Fields Public Safety Board, 1983-1992.

    Captain United States Air Force, 1951-1953. Fellow Indiana Bar Foundation (life). Member American Bar Association (council senior lawyers division since 1993, member committee bar admissions 1993-1997, 99—, vice chair affiliate outreach committee division senior lawyers since 1995, vice-chairman membership committee senior lawyers division since 1995, vice-chairman public committee since 1995, vice-historian 1995-1996, historian since 1996, long range planning committee 1995-2002, vice-chairman social security committee 1998-2002, vice-chairman real estate committee 1999-2002), Indiana State Bar Association (secretary-treasurer senior lawyers section 1998-2002, council senior lawyers section 1996-2002, editor senior lawyers section newsletter 1996-1998, council professional legal education section 2000-2002, vice-chairman articles and bylaws committee since 1994, legal education and bar admissions committee 1990-2002, chairman articles and bylaws committee 1999-2002, house of deals 1999-2002, council, professional education section), Federal Bar Association (officer, foundation board directors since 1974, historian since 1979, life fellow since 1976, treasurer senior lawyers division 1993-1995, secretary 1995-1997, deputy chairman 1997-1998, chairman 1998-1999, national council 1961-1993, 97-2002, national v.p 1967-1969, chapter president 1965-1966, chairman admission to practice and recertification committee 1980-1982, board directors Chicago chapter 1984-1993), National Organization Bar Counsel (president 1967), Indiana University Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps Alumni Association (president 1997-1998), Lakeview Hills Homeowners Association (president 1997-1999), Kiwanis, Elks, Order of Coif, American Legion (life), Phi Delta Phi.


    • Married Barbara Ann Donovan, January 26, 1952. Children: Katherine Elizabeth, Frederick Russell.
    • father: Ernest James Franklin
    • mother: Frances (Price) Franklin
    • spouse: Barbara Ann Donovan
    • children: Katherine Elizabeth Franklin
    • Frederick Russell Franklin
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    Born March 20, 1929
    Died January 24, 2004
    (aged 74)