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Charles Adam Orth,, American lawyer. Bar: Wisconsin 1937, United States District Court (eastern district) Wisconsin 1937. Recipient Alcohol and Drug Coalition Wisconsin Outstanding Citizen award, 1981; fellowship, American College Trust and Estate Counsel.


Orth,, Charles Adam was born on November 1, 1914 in Milwaukee. Son of Charles Adam and Meta (Wefing) Orth.


Bachelor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1935. Juris Doctor, 1937.


Partner Orth & Orth, Milwaukee, 1937—1940, Orth, Riedl & Orth, Milwaukee, 1945—1948. President Orth, Finley & Laskowski, South Carolina, from 1984. Board directors Milwaukee Council Alcoholism, from 1962, president, 1967—1969.

Member Wisconsin Association Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse, 1963—1982, Wisconsin Governor's Council Drug Abuse, 1973—1976. President Servite Woods Homes Association Inc., 1974—1977, board directors, 1974—1978. Member Prison Health Care Advisory Com, 1977—1978, Wisconsin State Council Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, 1979—1989.

Chairman Citizens Advisory Council Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 1979—1982. Treasurer National Association State Advisory Coun, 1978—1982. With. United States Naval Reserve, 1940-1946.


  • Bar: Wisconsin 1937, United States District Court (eastern district) Wisconsin 1937.


Board directors Psychiatric Hospital. Member of American Bar Association, Shriners, Masons, Elks, Kiwanis, American Association Retired Persons, American Legion, Milwaukee Estate Planning Council, American Judicature Society, Milwaukee Bar Association (member executive committee 1964), Wisconsin Bar Association (board governors 1965), Phi Alpha Delta, Alpha Chi Rho.


Married Ruth L. Plenzke, August 4, 1940. Children: Charles Adam, Bonnie Vierthaler.

Charles Adam Orth

Meta (Wefing) Orth

Ruth L. Plenzke

Bonnie Vierthaler Orth,

Charles Adam Orth,