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James Ray Phelps

James Ray Phelps, American lawyer. Bar: Ohio 1962, Kentucky 1965, District of Columbia 1967, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1967, Illinois 1970.

Background

  • Phelps, James Ray was born on December 1, 1938 in East Bernstadt, Kentucky, United States. Son of Fredrick and Evelyn (Bowling) Phelps.

  • Education

    • AB with honors in History, University Cincinnati, 1960. Bachelor of Laws, University Cincinnati, 1962.

    Career

    • Trial attorney food and drug division Office of General Counsel, Department of Health, Washington, 1965-1967. Assistant United States attorney for District of Columbia, 1967-1969. Associate, then partner firm Burditt & Calkins, Chicago, 1969-1977.

      Vice president, general counsel G.D. Searle & Company, Skokie, Illinois, 1977-1979. Partner firm Hyman & Phelps, Washington, since 1979. Instructor John Marshall Law School, 1970-1973.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Ohio 1962, Kentucky 1965, District of Columbia 1967, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1967, Illinois 1970.

    Membership

    Member United States Commission for United Nations Educational, 1983-1985. Served with United States Army, 1962-1964. Member District of Columbia Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association Clubs: Riverbend Golf and Country (Great Falls, Virginia).

    Connections

    • Married Sophia Peter Sideroff, March 20, 1965. Children– Evan Parker, James Morgan, Michael Peter Frederick.
    • father: Fredrick Phelps
    • mother: Evelyn (Bowling) Phelps
    • spouse: Sophia Peter Sideroff
    • children: Evan Parker Phelps
    • James Morgan Phelps
    • Michael Peter Frederick Phelps
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