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David Alexander Bridewell


David Alexander Bridewell, American lawyer. Bar: Arkansas 1933, District of Columbia 1938, Illinois 1940, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1940.


Bridewell, David Alexander was born on December 8, 1909 in Forrest City, Arkansas, United States. Son of Alexander Carver and Martha Elizabeth (Hatcher) Bridewell.


Bachelor of Arts South, 1931. Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1932. Juris Doctor, George Washington University, 1938.


Associate Mann & Mann, Forrest City, Arkansas, 1932. District attorney Home Owners Loan Corporation, Jonesboro, 1933-1934. Attorney and assistant to general counsel Federal Home Loan Bank Board, Washington, 1935-1940.

Partner Russell & Bridewell, Chicago, 1940-1985, Righeimer, Martin, Bridewell & Ciquino, Chicago, 1985-1988. Counsel Spindell & Kemp, 1988-1990, Lewis, Overbeck & Furman, Chicago, 1990-1993, DeWolfe, Poynton & Stevens, Chicago, 1993-1995. Private practice, from 1995.

Board directors First Bank & Trust Company, Palatine, Illinois, Kankakee (Illinois) Federal Savings Bank, Northern Arkansas Telephone –°ompany, Flippin. Review attorney Federal Savings and Loans Insurance Corporation, 1936. Lecturer John Marshall Law School, Northwestern University, 1946-1970.

Arbitrator Circuit Court Cook County, since 1990. Counsel 1st Federal Savs and Loan Association Chicago, 1960-1985, 2d Federal Savings and Loan Association Chicago, since 1945. Secretary Central Housing Committee Law and Legislation.


  • Bar: Arkansas 1933, District of Columbia 1938, Illinois 1940, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1940.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: The Legislative History of Federal Home Loan Bank Board and Its Agencies, 1935, Bridewell on Credit Unions, 3d edition, 1945, Bridewell on Bailments, Liens and Pledges, 1945, Credit Unions. Editor: Selected Illinois Statutes, 1947. A Lawyer's Guide to Retirement, 3d edition, 1998, Housing Legal Digest.Co-editor: Reverse Mortgages and Other Senior Income and Housing Options, 1997.


Chancellor Christ Episcopal Church, Winnetka, Illinois, 1960-1975. Captain JAGD, United States claims commissioner United States Army, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member American Bar Association (business law section since 1965, chairman savings and loan communications 1965-1970, council 1970-1975, senior lawyer division council 1985-1993, chairman board editors Experience Magazine 1995), Illinois Bar Association (chairman savings and loan committee 1980-1985), Chicago Bar Association (chairman senior lawyer committee 1985-1987), University Club Chicago (chairman literature and arts committee 1980-1985), Kappa Sigma.


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, golf, swimming.


Married Mary Frances Badger, May 21, 1949. Children: Jonathan Lee (deceased), Alexander Hunt.

Alexander Carver Bridewell

Martha Elizabeth (Hatcher) Bridewell

Mary Frances Badger

Jonathan Lee Bridewell (deceased)

Alexander Hunt Bridewell