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James Ray Phelps, American lawyer. Bar: Ohio 1962, Kentucky 1965, District of Columbia 1967, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1967, Illinois 1970.


Phelps, James Ray was born on December 1, 1938 in East Bernstadt, Kentucky, United States. Son of Fredrick and Evelyn (Bowling) Phelps.


AB with honors in History, University Cincinnati, 1960. Bachelor of Laws, University Cincinnati, 1962.


Worked at Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C. Admitted to the bar, 1962, Ohio. 1965, Kentucky; 1967, District of Columbia and United States.

Supreme Court; 1970, Illinois. Trial Attorney, Food and Drug Administration, 1965-1967. Assistant United States.

Attorney, Washington, D.C., 1967-1969. Vice President and General Counsel, G.D. Searle & Company, 1977-1979. Member, United States.

National Commission for UNESCO, 1983-1985. Named "Regulatory Professional of the Year," in 1990 by the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society. Member: District of Columbia Bar.

Federal and American Bar Associations.


Member United States Commission for United Nations Educational, 1983-1985. Served with United States Army, 1962-1964. Member District of Columbia Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association Clubs: Riverbend Golf and Country (Great Falls, Virginia).


Married Sophia Peter Sideroff, March 20, 1965. Children– Evan Parker, James Morgan, Michael Peter Frederick.