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Lawyer

James Macleod Best, American lawyer. Member American (secretary division food, drug and cosmetic law 1948-1955), Illinois, New York State, Chicago (board of managers 1946-1948) bar associations, United States Trade-Mark Association (director) 1948-1955, president 1952-1953), Clan MacLeod Society, Isle of Skye (Scotland) Law.

Background

Best, James Macleod was born on November 1, 1903 in Watertown, South Dakota, United States. Son of Robert and Jessie Isabella (MacLeod) Best.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Carleton College, 1925. Juris Doctor, University of Chicago, 1927.

Career

1 son, James Reynolds. Admitted to Illinois bar, 1928. Member firm Balhatchet & Best, Chicago, 1928-1931.

Associate firm Kirkland, Fleming, Green, Martin & Ellis, Chicago, 1931-1932. Attorney for Reconstruction Finance Corporation charge litigation in Chicago, 1932-1935. Attorney Quaker Oats Company, 1935-1946, general counsel, 1946-1955.

Engaged in investments and consultant, 1956-1970. President board of trustees Unified School District, 1960-1961.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author papers on Paradise California.

Membership

Member American (secretary division food, drug and cosmetic law 1948-1955), Illinois, New York State, Chicago (board of managers 1946-1948) bar associations, United States Trade-Mark Association (director) 1948-1955, president 1952-1953), Clan MacLeod Society, Isle of Skye (Scotland) Law. Clubs: University (Chicago).

Connections

Married Katherine Denning.

father:
Robert Best

mother:
Jessie Isabella (MacLeod) Best

spouse:
Katherine Denning