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David Walbridge Kendall, American lawyer.


Kendall, David Walbridge was born on February 11, 1903 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Calvin Noyes and Alla Perkins (Field) Kendall.


Student Phillips Academy, 1918-1920. Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1924. Bachelor of Laws, University Michigan, 1931.

Doctor of Laws, Indiana Central College, 1964.


1 son, David Walbridge. Newspaper reporter, editorial writer, 1925-1928. Admitted to Michigan bar.

1931, since practiced in Jackson. Member firm McKone, Badley, Kendall & Domke. General counsel United States Treasury, 1954-1955.

Assistant secretary of Treasury, 1955-1957. Member firm Cummings, Sellers, Reeves, Conner & Kendall, 1957-1958, Cummings & Sellers, 1961-1962. Vice president legal affairs Chrysler Corporation, 1962-1968.

Then of counsel Butzel, Eaman, Long, Gust & Kennedy. Chairman of the Board incorporators National R.R. Passenger Corporation, 1971. Special counsel to President of the United States 1958-1961.

Director Acacia Mutual Life Insurance Company, Washington.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to military publications.


Member firm McKone, Badley, Kendall & Domke. Member firm Cummings, Sellers, Reeves, Conner & Kendall, 1957-1958, Cummings & Sellers, 1961-1962. Member Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Trustee Federal City Council, from 1961. Member of national council, general div. laymen’s work Protestant Episcopal Church. Member Republican National Committee, 1952-1956.

Member advising committee United States Coast Guard Academy. Served as combat intelligence officer, United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Member American Federal bar associations, American Judicature Society, American Law Institute, Newcomen Society, Military Order World Wars, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Reserve Officers Association (judge advocate Michigan department), Association General Counsel, Bar assosiation, New York (congressional ethics committee), Alumni Council Phillips Academy (vice president) Phi Delta Phi, Episcopalian (vestryman 1961-1962).

Mason, Elk.; Clubs: Metropolitan, Chevy Chase (Washington).


Married Elizabeth Way, December 17, 1934.

Calvin Noyes Kendall

Alla Perkins (Field) Kendall

Elizabeth Way