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Lawyer

Edwin Whitney Burch, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1932, Oklahoma 1946. Fellow: American College Probate Counsel (state committee 1975-1981); member: American Bar Association, Oklahoma City Estate Planning Council (co-founder, president 1952), Oklahoma Society Mayflower Descendants (governor 1971-1974), Oklahoma County Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, Masons, Kiwanis, Beacon.

Background

Burch, Edwin Whitney was born on November 22, 1901 in Rockwell City, Iowa, United States. Son of Edwin Welch and Lillian Esther (Loughhead) Burch.

Education

Student, Des Moines University, 1920—1922. AB, Harvard University, 1925. Juris Doctor, 1930.

Career

Associate M.D. Hanley, Chicago, 1931—1932, Ryan, Condon & Livingston, Chicago, 1933—1937, Wham & O'Brien, Chicago, 1937—1940. Legal writer Callaghan & Company, 1941—1942. Associate Robert S Spindell, 1943—1946.

Private practice Oklahoma City, 1946—1971. Partner Burch, Burch & Wilkinson, 1971—1983, Burch & Burch, Oklahoma City, since 1983. Member faculty John Marshall Law School, Chicago, 1940—1944, University Okla, 1971.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois 1932, Oklahoma 1946.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (book) Supplements to Mertens Law of Federal Taxation, 1943. Editor (preface): Nichols Illinois Civic Practice, 1942. Editor: Cyclopedi of Federal Procedure, 1944.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.

Politics

The use of force should be supported, but only in extreme situations and only when the need is clear beyond reasonable doubt, and through appropriate international organizations.

Views

The family is the basic human community through which persons are nurtured and sustained in mutual love, responsibility, respect, and fidelity.

Membership

Fellow: American College Probate Counsel (state committee 1975-1981). Member: American Bar Association, Oklahoma City Estate Planning Council (co-founder, president 1952), Oklahoma Society Mayflower Descendants (governor 1971-1974), Oklahoma County Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, Masons, Kiwanis, Beacon.

Connections

Married Roberta Swartwout Johnson, January 28, 1939. Children: Jonathan Whitney, Nancy Burch Wilkinson, Emily Burch Dunagin.

father:
Edwin Welch Burch

mother:
Lillian Esther (Loughhead) Burch

spouse:
Roberta Swartwout Johnson

child:
Emily Burch Dunagin Burch

child:
Jonathan Whitney Burch

child:
Nancy Burch Wilkinson Burch