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Lawyer

James Otis Coates, American lawyer. Bar: Ohio 1939. Decorated Bronze Star.

Background

Coates, James Otis was born on February 13, 1914 in Cincinnati. Son of Charles Houston and Bessie Lee (Becraft) Coates.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University, 1935;Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1938;postgraduate, Columbia University, 1958.

Career

Practiced in, Cincinnatiassociate firm, Dinsmore, Shohl, Sawyer & Dinsmore, 1938-1943;partner, Dinsmore, Shohl, Sawyer & Dinsmore, 1946-1961;senior partner, Dinsmore, Shohl, Barrett, Coates & Deupree, 1961-1967;senior partner, Dinsmore, Shohl, Coates & Deupree, 1967-1982;senior partner, Dinsmore & Shohl, 1982-1986;counsel, South-Western Public Companycounsel, Senco Products Inc., 1975-1986;former district attorney, L. & N. Railroad Company.

Achievements

  • Bar: Ohio 1939.

Membership

District chairman United Appeal, 1958-1959. President local chapter American Field Service, 1962-1964. Trustee Legal Aid Society, Cincinnati, 1970-1974.

Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member International, American, Ohio, Cincinnati bar associations, Princeton Alumni Association Southern Ohio, Cincinnati History Society, American Society International Law, Harvard Law School Association, Literary, Torch, University, Cincinnati Country, Hyde Park Country clubs, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Shirley Jane Ripley, September 4, 1937 (deceased May 1973). Children: James Houston, Thomas Ripley, Virginia Lee. Married Clare M. Haller, March 15, 1974.

father:
Charles Houston Coates

mother:
Bessie Lee (Becraft) Coates

spouse:
Shirley Jane Ripley

spouse:
Clare M. Haller

child:
James Houston Coates

child:
Thomas Ripley Coates

child:
Virginia Lee Coates