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Theodore Townsend Scudder, III

Theodore Townsend Scudder, III, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1964, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1965. Scholar, University Wisconsin, 1974.


  • III, Theodore Townsend Scudder, was born on June 26, 1939 in Oak Park, Illinois, United States.

  • Education

    • AB, Harvard University, 1961. Juris Doctor, University Michigan, 1964. Postgraduate, John Marshall Law School, 1965—1967.

      Postgraduate, Northwestern Law School, 1971.


    • Court reporter Illinois Army National Guard, Chicago, 1964—1970. Associate Brinks, Olds, Hofer, 1963—1967, Wilson & McIlvaine, Chicago, 1967—1968, Jacobs, Williams & Montgomery, Chicago, 1968—1970. Assistant United States attorney United States Department Justice, 1970—1979.

      Partner Ruff Weidenaar & Reidy, 1979—1987. Sole practice Hoffman Estates, 1987—1989. Canvasser Republican Party, Chicago, 1964—1967.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1964, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1965.


    • Editor: Pike-Schaefer Dialog, 1969.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Trustee, counsel Pacific Garden Mission, Chicago, 1967—2001. Advisor Illinois Selective Service, Springfield, 1973—1979. Member of American Bar Association, Philadelphia Society, Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Christian Legal Society (board directors 1965-1967), Harvard Club (assistant treasurer 1968-1972).


    • Son of Theodore Townsend Junior (Stepmother) and Joan (Kerr) Scudder. Married Eileen Hesmondhalgh, May 21, 1974. Children: Caroline Sarah, Robert Cameron.
    • father: Theodore Townsend III Junior
    • spouse: Eileen Hesmondhalgh
    • children: Caroline Sarah III
    • Robert Cameron III
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