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Railroad executive , lawyer.

Edwin Robert Eckersall, American railroad executive, lawyer.

Background

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

Education

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

Career

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.

Membership

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).

Connections

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

father:
Alphonzo B. Eckersall

mother:
Katherine M. (Frawley) Eckersall

spouse:
Margaret Allan Strale

child:
Edwin R. Eckersall

child:
Katherine Ann Eckersall

child:
Elizabeth Ann Eckersall