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George Willard Rooney

Lawyer

George Willard Rooney, American lawyer. Bar: Ohio 1949, United States Supreme Court 1956, United States Court Appeals 1956. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross 2 oak leaf clusters, Air medal 3 oak leaf clusters; recipient Distinguished Community Service award, Akron Labor Council, Distinguished Service award, Summit County chapter American Red Cross, 1978.

Background

Rooney, George Willard was born on November 16, 1915 in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Francis John and Margaret Ellen (O'Connell) Rooney.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1938. Juris Doctor, Ohio State University, 1948.

Career

Associate Wise, Roetzel, Maxon, Kelly & Andress, Akron, Ohio, 1949—1954. Partner Roetzel & Andress, and predecessor, Akron, from 1954. Director Duracote Corporation National board governors American Red Cross, 1972—1978.

Trustee, member executive board Summit County chapter American Red Cross, 1968, from 1975. Vice president Akron council Boy Scouts American, from 1975. President Akron Automobile Association, 1980—1983, trustee, from 1983.

Chairman board Akron General Medical Center, 1981—1986, trustee, member executive committee, from 1986. Trustee Mobile Meals Foundation Bluecoats, Inc. Served with Major United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946.

Membership

Member of American Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Akron Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, Knights of Columbus, Cascade Club (past chairman, board governors), Portage Country Club (past president), Rotary.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Golf, travel, gardening.

Connections

Married Doris I. Maxon, September 20, 1941. Children: Catherine Ann, Thomas Dudley, George Willard.

father:
Francis John Rooney

mother:
Margaret Ellen (O'Connell) Rooney

spouse:
Doris I. Maxon

child:
Catherine Ann Rooney

child:
Thomas Dudley Rooney

child:
George Willard Rooney