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FRANCIS LESOURD, American Lawyer, Partner of LeSOURD & PATTEN, P.S., specializing in the field of Tax, Securities, Commercial and Other Civil Litigation. Criminal Tax Litigation. Federal and State Taxation, Corporate, Pension and Profit Sharing, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Antitrust, Municipal, Land Use and Environmental Law.


LeSourd, Francis Ancil was born on June 22, 1908 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Charles Lawson and Edna Blanche (Ball) LeS.


University of Washington (Bachelor of Laws, 1932). Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif. Special Assistant to the Attorney General, Tax Division, United States.

Dept, of Justice, 1933-1937. Special Attorney, Lands Division, United States. Dept, of Justice, 1938-1940.


Associate Chadwick, Chadwick & Mills, Seattle, 1932-1933. Attorney Public Works Administration, Washington, 1933-1934. Special assistant to attorney general tax. division Department Justice, 1934-1937.

Associate William Stanley, 1937-1938. Private practice law Seattle. Also regional attorney lands division Department Justice, 1938-1940.

Partner LeSourd & Patten and predecessors, Seattle, 1941-1986, of counsel, since 1986. Lecturer taxation and constitutional law University Washington, Washington College Law. Secretary, director TBC Inc., Bryant Corporation, Seattle.


  • Bar: Washington 1932.


Former Washington State representative, national advisory board Council Public Lands. Member Seattle Municipal Civil Service Commission, 1945-1950. Commissioner Housing Authority Seattle, 1939-1941.

Educational director Washington Democratic Central Committee, 1954. Member Washington Democratic Finance Committee, 1955-1956. Member American Bar Association, Washington Bar Association, Seatlle Bar Association, Seattle Opera Association (past president), Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa.

Clubs: Corinthian Yacht (Seattle).


Married Elizabeth Burgess Roberts, February 18, 1935 (deceased 1979). Children: Peter Charles, Christopher Roberts.

Charles Lawson LeS.

Edna Blanche (Ball) LeS.

Elizabeth Burgess Roberts

Peter Charles LeSourd

Christopher Roberts LeSourd