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Charles Langston Bacon, American lawyer. Bar: Missouri 1933, Federal Ct 1934, Supreme Ct 1949, District of Columbia 1975. Decorated commandeur Croix de Merite Combattant France, 1962; recipient Legion of Honor Order de Molay, 1963; Meritorious Public Service citation United States Navy, 1962; Patriot of Year award Sons of the Revolution, 1976; Distinguished Service award Missouri department American Legion, 1978.


Bacon, Charles Langston was born on October 14, 1909 in Marshall, Missouri, United States. Son of Charles B. and Nettie (Fry) Bacon.


AB, Missouri Valley College, 1930. Doctor of Laws, Missouri Valley College, 1962. Juris Doctor, Missouri University, 1934.


Partner Judge Robert D. Johnson, 1934. Member firm James & Bacon, 1941-1952. Chief counsel Marketing division Skelly Oil Corporation, 1952.

Now partner firm Shook, Hardy & Bacon.


  • Bar: Missouri 1933, Federal Ct 1934, Supreme Ct 1949, District of Columbia 1975.


  • Other Work

    • Editorial board: Missouri Law Rev, 1932-1933.


Secretary Jackson County Board Park Commissioners, 1954-1956. Member Missouri Citizens Commission for Study Public Schools, 1951-1953. President Greater Kansas City Armed Forces Council, 1966-1968, Missouri Boys' State, 1950-1951.

Trustee Missouri Valley College, since 1938. President Liberty Memorial Association, 1969-1982. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946.

Member Missouri Bar (governor), Military Order World Wars, American Legion (Missouri Commander 1950, national Commander 1961-1962), Academy Missouri Squires, Order of Coif, Phi Delta Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Nu. Lodges: Masons.


Married Helen Elizabeth Selvidge, December 28, 1941. Children: Sharon Ruth, Charles Langston.

Charles B. Bacon

Nettie (Fry) Bacon

Helen Elizabeth Selvidge

Sharon Ruth Bacon

Charles Langston Bacon