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Don Steger Harnack was American lawyer. Bar: Wisconsin 1953, United States District Court (eastern district) Wisconsin 1955, United States Tax Court 1957, Illinois 1959, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1962, United States Court Appeals (6th and 7th circuits) 1963, United States Court Claims 1966, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1971, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1972.


Harnack, Don Steger was born on June 19, 1928 in Milwaukee. Son of Benjamin John and Katherine (Steger) Harnack.


Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin, 1950;Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1953.


Worked at McDermott, Will & Emery (Chicago, Illinois) specializing in General Practice (including Corporate, Employee Benefits, Estate Planning, Health, Litigation and Tax Law). Admitted to the bar, 1953. McDermott, Will & Emery is an international law firm founded in 1934.

Originally a Chicago tax law practice, the firm has established a full-service presence in seven domestic and three international offices with more than 600 attorneys. Clients include large corporations and individuals as well as small and medium-sized businesses. The firm represents a wide range of industrial, financial and commercial enterprises, both publicly and privately held.

Firm attorneys represent clients in every state as well as numerous foreign jurisdictions.


Active Winnetka (Illinois) Zoning Board, 1971-1975. Park board attorney Winnetka Park District, 1978-1983. President North-East Illinois council Boy Scouts American, 1982-1983.

Life trustee ULC Boys and Girls Club, Chicago, ULC Civic and Arts Foundation. Trustee Village of Winnetka, 1984-1988. Served with United States Army, 1953-1955, United States Naval Reserve, 1959-1969.

Member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Wisconsin Bar Association, Union League Club (board directors, officer, vice president 1981-1987, president 1987-1988).


  • Other Interests

    Fishing, golf, reading.


Married Rosemarie Ball, October 17, 1959. Children: Christopher Wallen, Gretchen Marie, Scott P. (deceased), Pamela Annual.