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Wendell Hinton Adair

Wendell Hinton Adair, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1969, New York 2000.


  • Adair, Wendell Hinton was born on March 17, 1944 in Fort Benning, Georgia, United States. Son of Wendell H. Senior and Jacqueline (Moore) Adair.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Emory University, 1966. Postgraduate, Emory University, 1967. Juris Doctor, University Chicago, 1969.


    • Associate Ross, Hardies, O'Keefe, Babcock & Parsons, Chicago, 1969-1972. Partner Mayer, Brown & Platt, 1972-1989, McDermott, Will & Emery, Chicago, 1989—1999, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, New York City, since 1999.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1969, New York 2000.


    • Editor: K & A Restructuring Register, (legal bulletin) The Journal of Corporation Renewal.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Board directors American Red Cross Mid-American chapter 1991-1999, Chicago Opera Theatre, 1993-1999. Member Evanston Zoning Amendment Committee, 1980-1983. Member American Bar Association (business section, bcy. section, natural resources section, public utilities section), Illinois Bar Association, Federal Energy Bar Association (board directors 1985-1987, program chairman 1990-1991), New York Bar Association, American Gas Association (board directors legal section 1986-1989), Turnaround Management Association (program and publications committees).

    Clubs: Economic (Chicago), Chicago.


    • Children: Elizabeth Carroll, John Michael, Benjamin David.
    • father: Wendell H. Senior Adair
    • mother: Jacqueline (Moore) Adair
    • children: Elizabeth Carroll Adair
    • John Michael Adair
    • Benjamin David Adair
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    Born March 17, 1944
    (age 73)