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Jesse Willis McAtee, American lawyer. Bar: Indiana 1925, United States District Court Ind, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1941, United States Tax Court 1954. Recipient State of Indiana Meritorious Hoosier award, 1983.


McAtee, Jesse Willis was born on January 16, 1900 in Hartford City, Indiana, United States. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Rebecca (Nelson) McAtee.


AB, Indiana University, 1923. Juris Doctor with honors, Indiana University, 1925.


Teacher mathematics Kentland Indiana School, 1919—1920. Principal Kentland High School, 1920—1921, Kempton Indiana High School, 1923—1924. Attorney Better Business Bureau, Indianapolis, 1925—1926.

Professor business law School Commerce and Finance (now School Business), Indiana University, Bloomington, 1926—1929. Partner Murphy, McAttee, Murphy & Costanza, since 1929, predecessors, since 1929. Director 1st National Bank East Chicago.

President East Chicago Community Chest. East Chicago chairman War Relief Fund Doctor American Red Cross, 1942. With United States Army, 1918.


  • Bar: Indiana 1925, United States District Court Ind, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1941, United States Tax Court 1954.


The life with Christ is not only to live in the atmosphere of your local church. God made his children creative, productive, and therefore able to make the whole world a better place.


People sometimes argue that involvement in political life involves getting our hands dirty, so is something Christians should avoid. But God is present in everything, including political institutions.


All persons need the ministry of the Church in their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship that enables reconciling relationships with God, with others, and with self.


Member of American Bar Association, Acacia, East Chicago Chamber of Commerce (director 1953-1970), East Chicago Bar Association (president 1943-1944, 50 Year Golden Honors certified 1980), Indiana Bar Association (50 Year Golden Career certified 1983), American Legion (life award 1977, past post Commander), Scottish Rite (degree), Jesters, Knight Templar, Masons, East Chicago Kiwanis (president 1939).


Married Frances Geraldine Leavell, August 12, 1926. 1 child Betty Jo McAtee Oliver. Married Mary Frances Bradshaw, December 20, 1975.

Joseph McAtee

Elizabeth Rebecca (Nelson) McAtee

Frances Geraldine Leavell

Mary Frances Bradshaw

Betty Jo McAtee Oliver McAtee