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James Pickrell Hume, American Lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1926, Illinois 1927.


Hume, James Pickrell was born on June 4, 1901 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Thomas L. and Laura Gertrude (Cox) Hume.


Student chemical engineering, George Washington University, 1921-1922; Bachelor of Laws, George Washington University, 1926.


Assistant examiner, United States Patent Office, 1922-1926; associate, Wilkinson, Huxley, Byron & Knight, 1926-1930; partner, Wilkinson, Huxley, Byron & Knight, 1930-1947; partner, Wilkinson, Huxley, Byron & Hume, Chicago, 1947-1956; partner, Hume, Groen, Clement & Hume, Chicago, 1956-1991. Chairman of the Board Hume, Clement, Brinks, William, Olds & Cook Ltd. Member of faculty Lawyers Institute, John Marshall Law School.


  • Bar: District of Columbia 1926, Illinois 1927.


Member citizens board University of Chicago. Member Chicago Crime Commission. Chairman, Board Of Directors Aspen Valley Improvement Association.

President of the board Latin School Chicago. Member board Chicago Council on Foreign Rels. Board directors Music Associations of Aspen, Aspen History Society.

President Chicago Hearing Society. Fellow American Bar Foundation, American College Trial Lawyers. Member American Bar Association (delegate, Chairman.sect. on patent, trademark and copyright law), Chicago Bar Foundation (member board), Chicago Orchestral Association, Chicago Bar Association (member board of managers, chairman patents and trademarks, American Patent Law Association (chairman national county patent law associations, president), Chicago Bar Association (president), Bar Association 7th Federal Circuit (member library committee, board directors), International Patent and Trademark Association(Executive Committee), United States Trademark Association, Law Club, Wayfarers Club, TavernClub, Cliff Dwellers, University Club, Metropolitan Club.


Married Marion McFadden, March 17, 1933. Children: Andrew, Anthony, Alexander.

Thomas L. Hume

Laura Gertrude (Cox) Hume

Marion McFadden

Andrew Hume

Alexander Hume

Anthony Hume