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Charles Arthur Bane was American lawyer. Bar: New York 1939, Illinois 1949. Rhodes scholar, 1935-1937.


Bane, Charles Arthur was born on May 1, 1913 in Springfield, Illinois, United States. Son of Fred Weller and Frances (Tilley) Bane.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Chicago, 1935;Master of Laws, Harvard University, 1938;Bachelor of Arts Jurisprudence, University of Oxford, 1937;Master of Arts (honorary), University of Oxford, 1983.


Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell, New York City, 1939-1942, 46-48;member firm, Bishop, Mitchell & Burdett, Chicago, 1949-1950;member firm, Mitchell, Conway & Bane, 1950-1952;member firm, Isham, Lincoln & Beale, 1953-1985;visiting professor law, director continuing legal education, U. Miami School Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 1979-1982;of counsel, Cadwalder, Wickersham & Taft, Palm Beach, Florida, 1989-1990. Lecturer University of Chicago Law School, 1954, 58. Director Central Illinois Public Service Company, 1976-1986.

Senior attorney Lend Lease Administration, 1942-1943. Chief counselemergency crime committee Chicago City Council, 1952. Secretary Crime Detection Institute, 1957-1960.

Chairman Illinois advising committee Federal Civil Rights Commission, 1958-1961. Member Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee.


  • Bar: New York 1939, Illinois 1949.


President United Charities Chicago, 1961-1963. Founder, first president United Way of Illinois. National chairman plaintiff's counsel steering committee Electrical Equipment Antitrust Litigation.

Chairman American Foundation Temple Bar, 1976-1985. National co-chairman Lawyers Committee Civil Rights Under Law, 1977-1979. Lieutenant O.S.S., United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1945.

Fellow American Bar Foundation (Illinois chairman). Member American Bar Association (council public utility section 1958-1961), Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association (board managers), American Law Institute, Council Foreign Relations (president 1956-1958), Family Service Association American (vice president 1966-1968, director), English-Speaking Union (president Chicago branch 1964-1966, president Palm Beach branch 1988-1991, national vice president, member executive committee, 1989, national chairman 1991-1992), Tavern Club, International House Chicago, Wig and Pen Club (London), Everglades Club, Society Four Arts (Palm Beach), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Sigma.


Married Eileen Blackwell, January 17, 1942. Children: Susan Magary, Janet Richardson, Peter, Charles.

Fred Weller Bane

Frances (Tilley) Bane

Eileen Blackwell

Susan Magary Bane

Janet Richardson Bane

Peter Bane

Charles Bane