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Francis Hilliard Fairley, American lawyer.


Fairley, Francis Hilliard was born on October 3, 1915 in Monroe, North Carolina, United States. Son of Frank Hilliard and Janie (Phifer) Fairley.


Student and teaching-fellow, Grad. Student, Columbia University School Law, 1936-1938.


Bar: North Carolina bar 1939, also Supreme Court of the United States Court, Court Claims, Interstate Commerce Commission, Federal Communication Commission, Tax Court, Treasury Department, United States Court International Trade 1939. Law clerk to chief judge The United States of America Court Appeals, 4th Circuit, 1939-1940. Senior partner firm Fairley, Hamrick, Monteith & Cobb, Charlotte, North Carolina, since 1939.

Prosecuting attorney City of Charlotte, 1941. Senior assistant United State Attorneys Western District North Carolina, 1948-1953. Director, vice chairman Southern National Bank.

Director, Chairman of the Board Ruth’s Salads Corps. of North Carolina and South Carolina. Director, secretary Catawba Loan & Finance Company. Director Daniels Construction Company, Lawyers Service Corporation, Lenoir Finance Company, J.V. Griffith Company, Eastover Association.

Instructor negotiable instruments and commercial law American Institute Banking, 1946-1949, 51-52. Member Charlotte Estate Planning Council. Chairman National Conference Lawyers and Life Insurance Companies, since 1976, vice chairman, 1974-1976.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional jours.


Member North Carolina Democratic Executive Committee, since 1960. Served to lieutenant commander, naval aviator United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1945, European Theatre of Operations, PTO. Fellow American Bar Foundation, American College Probate Counsel, Commercial Law Foundation (director since 1968).

Member American Academy Political and Social Sciences, Academy Political Science, American Law Institute (life), American Judicature Society, Association Bar City New York, International Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association (past vice president), Inter-American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, American Bar Association (life. Clubs: Carmel Country (president 1957), City, Execs, Cotillion.


Married Ella Doris McGuinn, August 24, 1951. Children: Mary Jane, Ella Frances.

Frank Hilliard Fairley

Janie (Phifer) Fairley

Ella Doris McGuinn

Ella Frances Fairley

Mary Jane Fairley