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Charles Leslie Stewart, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois, 1948-2005, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1954.


Stewart, Charles Leslie was born on August 12, 1919 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States. Son of Charles Leslie and Ruth (Want) Stewart.


Bachelor of Arts Illinois, 1940. Master of Arts, Louisiana State University, 1941. Student, George Washington University Law School, 1945.

Juris Doctor, University Chicago, 1947.


Economist Department Agriculture, Tenant Purchase Division, 1941—1942. Administrative assistant OPA, Food Rationing Division, 1942-1943, Board Economic Warfare, Blockade and Supply Branch, 1943. Executive director Chicago division American Civil Liberties Union, 1946—1947.

Associate Mayer, Brown, LLP, Chicago, 1947-1955, partner, 1956-1967, 70-71, resident partner charge European office, Paris, 1967-1970. Vice president, general counsel Hart Schaffner & Marx, 1971-1973, vice president, secretary, general counsel, 1974-1983, Hartmarx Corporation, Chicago, 1983-1984, vice president, secretary, senior counsel, 1984, of counsel legal department, 1985-1989. Arbitrator Mandatory Arbitration Program Circuit Court, Cook County, 1990—2005.

Assistant living member Aselson Manor. Member American Law Institute, 1983-1990.


  • Bar: Illinois, 1948-2005, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1954.


Member Glencoe (Illinois) Board Education, 1965-1966. Member planning committee Corporation Counsel Institute, Northwestern University School Law and Illinois Institute Continuing Legal Education, 1978-1984, vice-chairman, 1983, chairman, 1984. Member Glencoe Union Church Served with Research and Analysis Branch, Office of Strategic Services, Army of the United States, 1943-1945., secretary projects committee, 1944-1945.

Member American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association (committee development of law 1977-1991, vice chairman 1984-1985, chairman 1985-1986, corporation law committee 1981-1991, corporation law departments committee 1981-1983, senior lawyers committee 1987-1992), American Society Corporation Secretaries (advisory committee Chicago regional group 1978-1983, vice chairman 1979-1980, chairman 1980-1981, national director 1981-1984, executive committee 1983-1984, corporation practices committee 1982-1987, associate member 1986-1991), Delta Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Genealogy, history, stamp collecting/philately.


Married Edalee Esther Gastrock, August 30, 1941. Children: William Paul, Thomas Alan, Katherine Jean, Robert Edward.

Charles Leslie Stewart

Ruth (Want) Stewart

Edalee Esther Gastrock

William Paul Stewart

Thomas Alan Stewart

Katherine Jean Stewart

Robert Edward Stewart