Forrest C. Donnell Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Missouri, 1904, Bachelor of Laws, 1907, Doctor of Laws, 1960. Doctor of Laws, Westminster College, Missouri, 1941.
Admitted to Missouri bar, 1907, practiced in office of Selden P. Spencer, St. Louis, 1907-1911. Member Spencer & Donnell, 1911-1925, Spencer, Donnell & McDonald, 1925-1928, Holland, Lashly & Donnell, 1928-1933, Donnell & McDonald, 1933-1941. Governor of Missouri, 1941-1945.
United States senator from Missouri, 1945-1951. Private practice law, St. Louis, 1951-1956. Member firm Donnell, Schoenbeck & Donnell, St. Louis, 1956-1967, Donnell, Schoenbeck & La Tourette, 1967.
Individual practice law, 1967-1980. President Association Young Republicans Missouri, 1916. Chairman of the Board mgrs.
Missouri School for Blind, 1931-1934. Former trustee State History Society Missouri. Chairman of the Board Downtown Young Men’s Christian Association, 1932-1935.
Member, former chairman St. Louis advisory board Salvation Army. President Missouri Sunday School Council Religious Education, 1929-1931. President St. Louis City Evangelization Union of Methodist Episcopal Church, 1930-1934.
Former chairman St. Louis World Court Committee. Delegate from Missouri to General Conference Methodist Church, Atlantic City, 1932. Trustee Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Association.
The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.
Some personalities are difficult to manage, especially if they are prone to despair. Do not give up on a search of the paths of God, and the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for will be received.
Member American Bar Association (member first house of deals. Member committee American citizenship 1934-1935. Member committee legal aid, 1920-1928, etc.), Missouri Bar, American Law Institute, Association Bar City New York, Bar Association St. Louis, Missouri Academy Squires, Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Phi.
Mason (33 degree, past grand master of Grand Lodge Missouri. Deputy for Missouri of Scottish Rite 1937-1939). Clubs: Noonday, Scottish Rite (St. Louis).
Married Hilda Hays, January 29, 1913. Children: Ruth, John Lanier.