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William Everett Drake

William Everett Drake, American lawyer.


  • Drake, William Everett was born on September 28, 1939 in Minneapolis. Son of Everett Almos and Ruth Cornelius (Dickson) Drake.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1961. Juris Doctor, University Minnesota, 1966. Postgraduate, London School of Economics, since 1993.


    • Trainee The Mitsui Bank, Tokyo, 1966. Associate Fredrikson & Byron (formerly Wheeler & Fredrikson), Minneapolis, 1966-1971. Legal counsel Medtronic Inc., 1971-1976, deputy general counsel, 1976-1992, vice president, secretary, 1986-1992.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Board directors, president Minnesota International Center, 1970-1975. Board directors, treasurer Lake Country Montessori School, Minneapolis, 1984-1988, CONNECT/United States-Russia, since 1991. With signal corps United States Army, 1961-1963.

    Member American Bar Association, Minnesota Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota Lawyers International Human Rights Committee (board directors 1985-1986), Minikahda Club.



    Cross country skiing, running, golf, cooking, reading.


    • Married Maria Cheng, November 25, 1968 (divorced October 1981). 1 child, Zachary Matthew. Married Anne McLaughlin, January 1, 1983.

      Children: Miguel Ariel Drake-McLaughlin, Nicholas Daniel Drake-McLaughlin.
    • father: Everett Almos Drake
    • mother: Ruth Cornelius (Dickson) Drake
    • spouses: Maria Cheng
    • Anne McLaughlin
    • children: Zachary Matthew Drake
    • Miguel Ariel Drake-McLaughlin Drake
    • Nicholas Daniel Drake-McLaughlin Drake
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    Born September 28, 1939