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James Arthur Gleason, American Lawyer. Bar: Ohio 1932. Decorated Bronze Star.


Gleason, James Arthur was born on February 20, 1905 in Cleveland. Son of M. James and Mary A. (O'Hare) Gleason.


Bachelor of Arts, Georgetown University, 1928; Juris Doctor, Case-Western Reserve U., 1931.


Practiced in Cleveland, specializing in probate, tax, corporation real estate, and insurance law, 1932-1941, 46-88; director, Automatic Auto-Park, Inc., New York City Board Governors, Georgetown University, Washington, 1950-1993; member senate, Georgetown University, 1953-1993; President and commanding brigadier general emeritus, Cleveland Grays, 1960-1970; advisory board, Marycrest School, Independence, Ohio., 1950-1993.


  • Bar: Ohio 1932.


Entered United States Army Air Force, 1941. Assigned Judge Advisory's Department Headquarters 2d Air Force, 1943, Colorado Springs, Colorado. In charge Kornberg jewel cases trial judge advisory Watson Quartermaster Corps case 1946.

Colonel Judge Advocate General Corps Reserve. Member American Bar Association (state chairman junior bar conference 1937-1938, council member 6th district 1939-1940, house delegations 1943-1993, member standing committee on lawyers in armed forces 1974-1993, chairman 1974-1976), Bar Association Greater Cleveland (Golden Card member), Ohio State Bar Association (delegate International Bar Conference, Madrid 1952, general chairman 86th annual convention committee 1966, council of deals 1980-1984), International Bar Association (delegate convention 1966), Inter-American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association (president Cleveland chapter 1961-1962), Judge Advisers Association (director 1972-1992), American Society International Law, Military Order World Wars (Commander Cleveland 1961-1962, director 1970-1993 ), American Legion (Commander Army-Navy Shaker Heights post 54 1963-1964), Veterans of Foreign Wars (judge advisory post 937 1975-1988), Reserve Officers Association, Association United States Army. Clubs: University (Washington).

Grays, Georgetown, Cleveland Skating, Union (Cleveland). Shaker Heights Country. Playhouse.


Married Helen Mary Nightingale, February 8, 1936 (deceased April 1957). 1 son, Michael Robert. Married Elinor Ferguson, June 6, 1959 (deceased November 1975).

Stepchildren: Sandra (Mistress Ed Harris), Barbara (Mistress Lawrence C. Phillips), Jeannie E. (Mistress Jeffrey Hutzler). Married Anita Wilker, April 9, 1977.

M. James Gleason

Mary A. (O'Hare) Gleason

Elinor Ferguson

Anita Wilker

Helen Mary Nightingale

Sandra Gleason (Mistress Ed Harris)

Jeannie E. Gleason (Mistress Jeffrey Hutzler)

Barbara Gleason (Mistress Lawrence C. Phillips)