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Edward James Lawler, Lawyer ( law: pract. & administration, December)Estate TaxationProbate (including wills, trusts)Corporate, generallawyer. Decorated Bronze Star.


Lawler, Edward James was born on September 15, 1908 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Edward James and Sarah Ann (Gahan) Lawler.


Bachelor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1930. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1933.


Bar: Illinois 1933, Tennessee 1941. Attorney, auditor income tax section Office Collector of Internal Revenue, Chicago, 1933-1934. Special attorney Office of General Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, 1935-1936.

Sole practice, Chicago, 1937-1938. Attorney Securities and Exchange Commission, 1939-1941. Sole practice, Memphis, 1941-1962.

Partner Lawler, Humphreys, Dunlap & Wellford, 1962-1980, of counsel, 1980-1982. Sole practice, Memphis, 1983-1995. Advisory panel international law Department of State, 1967-1976.

Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945. European Theatre of Operations.


  • Bar: Illinois 1933, Tennessee 1941.


Fellow American Bar Foundation (chairman 1966-1967). Member American Bar Association, International Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Memphis-Shelby County Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, American Society International Law, American Law Institute, American Judicature Society, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Royal and Ancient Golf (St. Andrews, Scotland), Memphis Hunt and Polo, Memphis Country.

Died October 16, 1995.


Married Elizabeth Falls Dunscomb, December 16, 1939.

Edward James Lawler

Sarah Ann (Gahan) Lawler

Elizabeth Falls Dunscomb