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JOHN ECKLER, American Lawyer, Partner of BRICKER & ECKLER, specializing in the field of Land-Use Planning - The Takings Issue Re-examined," Ohio State Law Journal, Volume 49, No. 4. Real Estate, Public Utilities, Litigation.


Eckler, John Alfred was born on July 2, 1913 in Elyria, Ohio, United States. Son of Frank Roy and Ida Jean (Phipps) Eckler.


Ohio Wesleyan University (Bachelor of Arts, 1935). University of Chicago (Juris Doctor, 1939). Order of the Coif. Member, The Ohio State University Board of Governors, 1953-1960.

Ohio State Bar Examiner, 1954-1959. Chairman, National Conference of Bar Examiners, 1960-1961. Chairman, Bar (Multistate) Examination Committee, 1968-1974.

Chairman, Federal Bar Examination Committee. Member, National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, since 1957. Member and Chairman, Board of Trustees, 1963-1968 and Life Trustee, Ohio Wesleyan University.


With General Electric, Schenectady, 1935-1936. Associate Knapp, Allen & Cushing, Chicago, 1939-1943. Administrative assistant to Senator John W. Bricker, Washington, 1947-1949.

Practiced in Columbus, Ohio, since 1946. Partner Bricker and Eckler, since 1954. Member Ohio Board Bar Examiners, 1954-1959.

Chairman National Conference Bar Examiners, since 1958, chairman standing committee on multi-state bar examination, 1968-1974. Chairman Federal Bar Examination Committee, since 1975.


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In modern culture the ability to make decisions and choose our own path in life has extremely high value. But through the faith we voluntarily surrender to God in love and joy.


The commitment of individual Christians to work for social and political change should be recognized as a fully legitimate form of Christian discipleship.


Male and female have common humanity, having equal worth in the eyes of God. The erroneous notion that one gender is superior to another should be rejected.


President Upper Arlington Civic Association, 1952. Active in United Appeals. Member board health City Upper Arlington, 1956-1970.

Member, chairman board trustees Ohio Wesleyan University, since 1958. Life trustee, chairman board World Neighbors, Inc., since 1952. Served as lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, World World War World War II.

Fellow American Bar Foundation, Ohio State Bar Foundation (president 1977-1979), American College Trial Lawyers. Member American Judicature Society (board directors 1977-1979), American Bar Association (chairman special committee court congestion 1958-1960, member house of deals 1960-1969, assembly delegate to house of deals 1977-1982), Ohio Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association (president, board governors. Medal 1985), American Legion, Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni Association (president 1958-1960), Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Delta Sigma Rho, Phi Delta Theta, Order of Coif.

Clubs: University, Scioto Country, Torch (president 1955), Kit Kat (president 1972-1973) (Columbus). Lodges: Masons (33 degree), Rotary (board).


Married Mary Emily Rickey, December 21, 1936. Children: Rickey, Jenne, Molly.

Frank Roy Eckler

Ida Jean (Phipps) Eckler

Mary Emily Rickey

Rickey Eckler

Jenne Eckler

Molly Eckler