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James Sonnemann Hilboldt

James Sonnemann Hilboldt, American lawyer, investment advisor.


Hilboldt, James Sonnemann was born on July 21, 1929 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Son of Grover C. and Grace E. (Sonnemann) Hilboldt.


Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Harvard University, 1952;postgraduate, University of Chicago, 1952-1953;Juris Doctor, University of Michigan, 1956.


With commercial and trust department, Northern Trust Company, Chicago, 1952-1953;sole practice, Kalamazoo, since 1956;private practice as registered investment advisor, Kalamazoo, since 1971. Board directors Lafourche Realty Company, Inc., Kalamazoo, president, since 1971, Meijer, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan, Old Kent Bank S.W. (formerly American National Bank and Trust Company), Michigan, 1966-1994.


Board of directors Kalamazoo Tennis Patrons, Inc., 1974-1995, Downtown Development Authority, Kalamazoo, 1982-1988, Downtown Tomorrow, Inc., Kalamazoo, since 1985, secretary, treasurer, 1995, Downtown Kalamazoo Inc., 1988-1991. Treasurer, trustee The Power Foundation, since 1967, secretary, 1967-1994. Sergeant United States Marine Corps, 1946-1948.

Member American Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association, Kalamazoo County Bar Association, Harvard Club Western Michigan (president 1972-1974), Kalamazoo Country Club, Park Club, Harvard Club New York City.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, swimming.


Married Martha M. Christian, September 5, 1953. Children: James, Katherine Hilboldt Farrell, Susanna Jean, Thomas.