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Lawyer , Corporation executive

Joseph Anderson Vance, American lawyer, corporation executive. Member American, Michigan, Detroit bar associations, Beta Theta Pi, Casque and Guantlet Senior Society.

Background

Vance, Joseph Anderson was born on December 6, 1898 in Baltimore. Son of Joseph Anderson and Mary (Forman) Vance.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth, 1921. Juris Doctor, Harvard, 1924.

Career

January 1943); married second, Ruth Harper, December 28, 1954;(Mistress Milton Dance). Admitted to Michigan bar, 1924, since practiced in Detroit. Senior partner firm Beaumont, Smith & Harris, 1961-1969, counsel, 1969-1978.

Treasurer, director Gilchrist Timber Company, 1936-1978. President, director Detroit & Windsor Ferry Company, also Boblo Steamers, Inc., 1936-1941. Director Massey Ferguson Inc., also Perkins Engines, Inc., 1962-1968.

Special legal counsel Surgeon General’ General’ s Office, 1942-1943. Corporate Counsel Village of Grosse Pointe Shores, 1948-1964. Trustee Harper Hospital, (now Grace-Harper Hospital), Detroit, 1944-1978, trustee emeritus, 1978.

Board directors United Cerebral Palsy Association Detroit, 1960-1974.

Membership

Member American, Michigan, Detroit bar associations, Beta Theta Pi, Casque and Guantlet Senior Society. Clubs: Detroit Country, Hundred, Dartmouth, Harvard of Michigan (Detroit).

Connections

Married Jeanne Gilchrist, June 1931 (deceased.; married second, Ruth Harper, December 28, 1954.

father:
Joseph Anderson Vance

mother:
Mary (Forman) Vance

spouses:
Jeanne Gilchrist

Ruth Harper