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Railroad executive , lawyer.

Edwin Robert Eckersall, American railroad executive, lawyer.


Eckersall, Edwin Robert was born on August 29, 1908 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Alphonzo B. and Katherine M. (Frawley) Eckersall.


Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1930, Juris Doctor, 1933.


Admitted to Illinois bar, 1933, Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1944. Associate Cummings & Wyman, 1933-1934, Cooke, Sullivan & Ricks, 1934-1938. With Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company, 1939.

Assistant general attorney C., M., St.P. & P. R.R., 1939-1941, assistant general solicitor, 1941-1944, assistant general counsel, 1956-1957, general solicitor, 1957-1958, vice president, general counsel, since 1958. Associate Gardner, Carton & Douglas, 1944-1950. Partner Erickson, Eckersall, Nygren & Holloway, 1950-1956.


Member Mayor’s Commission House Correction, since 1952, chairman, since 1959. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member Association American R.R.’s Western Conference Railway Counsel, National Association R.R. Trial Counsel (editorial board The Chronicle), Association Interstate Commerce Commission Practitioners, Society Trial Lawyers (president 1951-1952), American, Illinois, Chicago (board of managers 1951-1953) bar associations, Bar Association 7th Federal Circuit, Association Bar City New York, Illinois History Society, Chicago Council Foreign Relations, John Howard Association (director) since 1958, president since 1959), International Prisoners’ Aid Association, Gamma Eta Gamma.

Clubs: Economic, Law (executive committee 1959-1961), Executives, University Traffic, Mid-Day (Chicago).


Married Margaret Allan Strale, September 15, 1945. Children: Edwin R., Katherine Ann, Elizabeth Annual.

Alphonzo B. Eckersall

Katherine M. (Frawley) Eckersall

Margaret Allan Strale

Edwin R. Eckersall

Katherine Ann Eckersall

Elizabeth Ann Eckersall