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Russell Adams Freeman

Russell Adams Freeman, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1957, California 1960.


  • Freeman, Russell Adams was born on July 22, 1932 in Albany, New York, United States. Son of Russell Marvin and Edith (Adams) Freeman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Amherst College, 1954. Juris Doctor, Albany Law School, New York, 1957. Master of Laws, University Southern California, 1966.


    • Practiced in, Albany, 1957-1959. With Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles, 1959-1992, vice president, 1968-1972, counsel, 1968-1974, head legal department, 1968-1974. Senior vice president Security Pacific Corporation, 1972-1981, executive vice president, 1981-1992, general counsel, 1972-1992.

      Senior counsel O'Melveny & Myers, 1992-1994. Board governors Finance Lawyers Conference, 1972-1974. Faculty Pacific Coast Banking School, 1980-1981.

      Lecturer in field, 1965-1994.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1957, California 1960.


    • Contributor articles to professional publns.


    Trustee Flintridge Preparatory School, La Canada, California, 1978-1980. Member American Bar Association (member banking committee), American Bankers Association (member government relations committee 1981-1984, delegate to Leadership Conference 1984-1986, 90-92), Association Banking Holding Companies, California Bankers Association (director, chairman government relations group 1979-1981, 86-88, director and chairman federal government relations 1985-1986, Almon B. McCallum award for distinguished and meritorious legal service 1986), California Bankers Clearing House Association (chairman public policy advisory committee 1980-1981, 88-89), California State Bar, Los Angeles County Bar Association past chairman commercial law and bankruptcy section, Outstanding Corporation Counsel award 1989, corporation law department section, Constitutional Rights Foundation (board directors 1986-1994).


    • Married Elizabeth Frances McHale, June 30, 1956. Children: Lynn, James.
    • father: Russell Marvin Freeman
    • mother: Edith (Adams) Freeman
    • spouse: Elizabeth Frances McHale
    • children: Lynn Freeman
    • James Freeman
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    Born July 22, 1932
    Died March 16, 2000
    (aged 67)