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Lawyer

Franklin Culver Stark, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1940, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1945, United States Tax Court 1945, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1945, California 1946; certified taxation law specialist, California. Named Alumnus of Year for notable achievement Dakota Wesleyan University, 1966.

Background

Stark, Franklin Culver was born on April 16, 1915 in Unityville, South Dakota, United States. Son of Fred H. and Catherine (Culver) Stark.

Education

Juris Doctor, Northwestern University, 1940. AB, Dakota Wesleyan University, 1937. Doctor of Laws, Dakota Wesleyan University, 1959.

Career

Associate firm Sidley, McPherson, Austin & Burgess, Chicago, 1940-1941, Fitzgerald, Abbott & Beardsley, Oakland, California, 1946-1947. Senior member firm Stark, Wells, Rahl, Field & Schwartz, since 1947. Lecturer commercial law University California School Business, 1946-1966.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois 1940, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1945, United States Tax Court 1945, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1945, California 1946. Certified taxation law specialist, California.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Illinois Law Rev, 1939-1940. Contributor articles to legal publications.

Politics

People sometimes argue that involvement in political life involves getting our hands dirty, so is something Christians should avoid. But God is present in everything, including political institutions.

Views

A true Christian should help those in need, regardless of religious affiliation.

Membership

Staff Office General Counsel, OPA, Washington, 1941-1942. Board directors Merritt Peralta Foundation, Claremont School Theology, Dakota Wesleyan University, Fred Finch Youth Center, 1970-1982, California-Nevada United Methodist Foundation, 1974-1980, Oakland Methodist Foundation, 1952-1982. Chairman board trustees California-Nevada Methodist Homes, 1966-1973.

President Oakland Council of Churches, 1954-1956. Charter member World Peace Through Law Center. Former national president Campaign for United Nations Reform.

National president Center for United Nations Reform Education Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Member American, California, Alameda County bar associations, Oakland Chamber of Commerce, American Trial Lawyers Association, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Kappa Delta, Phi Alpha Delta, Order Coif. Clubs: Lakeview (Oakland).

Commonwealth (San Francisco). Lodges: Masons; Shriners.

Connections

Married Alice C. Churchill, September 16, 1941 (deceased May 1975). Children: Margaret C., Wallace C., Judith C., Franklin Culver. Married Carlyn Kaiser Stark, July 18, 1976.

father:
Fred H. Stark

mother:
Catherine (Culver) Stark

spouse:
Alice C. Churchill

spouse:
Carlyn Kaiser Stark

child:
Judith C. Stark

child:
Wallace C. Stark

child:
Margaret C. Stark

child:
Franklin Culver Stark