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David William Fairleigh, American lawyer. Masonic Widows’ and Orphans’ Home of Kentucky, Louisville.

Background

Fairleigh, David William was born on November 28, 1853 in Cloverport, Kentucky, United States. Son of James La Rue and Jane (Murray) Fairleigh.

Education

Educated private schools, Brandenburg, Kentucky, to 18. Bachelor of Laws, Law Department, University of Louisville, 1874 (Doctor of Laws, 1912).

Career

Practiced in partnership with James W. Lewis, as Lewis & Fairleigh, Brandenburg, 1875-1887. Removed to Louisville, 1887, and formed partnership with Frank P. Straus, as Fairleigh & Straus. Son James F. admitted to firm, 1903, and title became Fairleigh, Straus & Fairleigh.

Retired, 1919. President Board of Trustees, University of Louisville.

Membership

Masonic Widows’ and Orphans’ Home of Kentucky, Louisville.

Connections

Married Emma Ditto, May 28, 1878.

father:
James La Rue Fairleigh

mother:
Jane (Murray) Fairleigh

spouse:
Emma Ditto