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Lawyer

Charles Edward Rhetts, American lawyer. Served as Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy Reserve, 1944.; Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Rhetts, Charles Edward was born on May 21, 1910 in Columbus, Indiana, United States. Son of John Edward and Effie (Maupin) Rhetts.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth College, 1931, Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1934. Doctor of Laws, Cuttington College (Liberia), 1963.

Career

Counsel, NRA, 1934-1935, Resettlement Administration, 1935-1937. Private practice, Chicago, 1937-1938. Counsel, power div., Federal Emergency Administration Public Works, 1938-1939.

Associate solicitor, unites states department Labor, 1939-1941. Executive assistant, director of materials, War Production Board, 1941-1942, director foreign div., 1942. Special assistant to attorney general, unites states department Justice, 1942-1944.

1st assistant War Division, unites states department Justice, 1944-1946. Director unites states department of Justice Mission in Europe, 1946. Acting assistant attorney general, 1945.

General practice law, Washington, 1946-1956, 60-62, 64-71, Salem, Indiana, 1956-1960. United States ambassador to Liberia, 1962-1964.

Membership

Served as Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy Reserve, 1944. Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Ruth Fisher, April. Children: John Edward, Paul, Abigail.

father:
John Edward Rhetts

mother:
Effie (Maupin) Rhetts

spouse:
Ruth Fisher

children:
John Edward Rhetts

Paul Rhetts

Abigail Rhetts