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Ronald Alan May

Ronald Alan May, American lawyer. Bar: Arkansas 1953.


  • May, Ronald Alan was born on September 8, 1928 in Waterloo, Iowa, United States. Son of John W. and Elsie (Finlayson) May.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Iowa, 1950. Bachelor of Laws, Vanderbilt University, 1953.


    • Attorney Daggett & Daggett, Marianna, 1953-1957, Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP, Little Rock, 1957-1984, senior partner, 1984-1996. Of counsel Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP, since 1996.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Arkansas 1953.


    • Editor: Automated Law Research, 1972, Sense and Systems in Automated Law Research, 1975. Contributing editor Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law, 1992, Fifty State Public Construction Contracting, 1996. Associate editor Journal Irreproducible Results.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    President Special Committee on Public Education, Arkansas Association for Mental Health, Friends of Library, Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute. Chairman Arkansas Cancer Research Center, 1990-1992. Board directors National Association for Mental Health, Arkansas State Hospital, Gaines House, State Board Architects.

    Board directors State Board Bar Examiners, chairman 1987-1988, Arkansas ethics committee, 1991-1993. Trustee Museum of Science and Natural History, Little Rock, chairman, 1973. Member professional advisory board school architecture University Arkansas, 1990-1996, member professional advisory board school urban studies and design, since 1993.

    Member institutional review board University Arkansas for Medical Sciences, since 2000. Served with Army of the United States, 1946-1947. Member American Bar Association (chairman science and technical section 1975-1976), Arkansas, Pulaski County Bar Associations, International Association Defense Counsel, American Inns of Court (Master of the Bench), Association for Computing Machinery, Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa.


    • Married Naomi Gray, August 18, 1950 (divorced February 1974). Children: Sarah, Jonathan, Andrew, Rachel. Married Susan East Gray, May 9, 1975.
    • father: John W. May
    • mother: Elsie (Finlayson) May
    • spouses: Naomi Gray
    • Susan East Gray
    • children: Sarah May
    • Jonathan May
    • Andrew May
    • Rachel May
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    Born September 8, 1928