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Lawyer

Edwin Mcelwain, American lawyer. Decorated Legion of Merit. Served in the United States Army, 1942-1946, navigator and intelligence officer, Japanese air specialist Military Intelligence Service, War Department General Staff; Club: Metropolitan.

Background

Mcelwain, Edwin was born on December 17, 1908 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Charles C. and Greta (Parks) master of Civil Engineering.: Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1931.

Education

Bachelor of Laws cum laude, Harvard, 1934.

Career

Admitted New York bar, 1935, practiced with Hughes, Schurman & Dwight and successor firms, New York City, 1934-1938. Law clerk to Chief Justice Hughes, Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1938-1941 with div. controls, Department State 1941, Washington counsel British Purchasing Commission, 1941. Navigator Pan American Air Ferries, 1942.

Law practice, Covington, Burling, Rublee, Acheson & Shorb, Washington, 1946-1950. Deputy general counsel Department Air Force, 1951. Law practice, Covington & Burling since 1951.

Membership

Served in the United States Army, 1942-1946, navigator and intelligence officer, Japanese air specialist Military Intelligence Service, War Department General Staff. Club: Metropolitan.

Connections

Married Margaret Banks, Greene, November 12, 1948. Children: Charles, James, William.

father:
Charles C. Bachelor of Arts

mother:
Greta (Parks) master of Civil Engineering.: Bachelor of Arts

spouse:
Margaret Banks

children:
Charles Mcelwain

James Mcelwain

William Mcelwain