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Wendell Bertram Alcorn

Wendell Bertram Alcorn, American lawyer. Recipient Academic Excellence award Houston Legal Foundation, 1985.


  • Alcorn, Wendell Bertram was born on December 19, 1939 in Wharton, Texas, United States. Son of Wendell Bertram Senior and Gladys (Spell) Alcorn.

  • Education

    • Student, Rice University, 1961. Graduate, University St. Thomas, Houston, 1966. Juris Doctor magna cum laude, University Houston, 1969.


    • Associate Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, New York City, 1969-1973, 75-78, partner, since 1978. Associate Hull, Towill, Norman, Barrett & Johnson, Augusta, Georgia, 1973-1975. Adjunct professor Adelphi University, Hempstead, New York, 1975-1978.

      Special professor Hofstra University, Hempstead, since 1979. General counsel National Commission for Review of Antitrust Laws & Procedures, Washington, 1978-1979.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas 1969, New York 1970, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1972, South Carolina 1974, United States District Court South Carolina 1974, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1974, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1974, Georgia 1975, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1975, United States District Court (central district) Illinois 1987, District of Columbia, 1996, United States District Court District of Columbia, 1996, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia), 1996.


    • Author: Asbestos Litigation, 1982. Editor-in-chief University Houston Law Review, 1968-1969 (highest merit award 1969). Advisory board Hazardous Substances Journal, since 1985, Indoor Air Pollution Journal since 1987.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Fellow National Institute Trial Advocacy, Defense Research Institute. Member American Bar Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, District of Columbia Bar Association, Association Bar City New York, Texas Bar Association, Georgia Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New York County Bar Association, Federal Bar Council (sustaining), New York Academy of Sciences, American Management Association, Two Rivers Country Club (Williamsburg, Virginia).



    Golf, tennis, sailing.


    • Married Sarah Katherine Joeris, June 15, 1963. Children: Katherine Elizabeth, Nancy Ellen, Wendell Bertram III.
    • father: Wendell Bertram Senior Alcorn
    • mother: Gladys (Spell) Alcorn
    • spouse: Sarah Katherine Joeris
    • children: Katherine Elizabeth Alcorn
    • Nancy Ellen Alcorn
    • Wendell Bertram III Alcorn
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    Born December 19, 1939