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Joseph Hugh Freehill, American lawyer. Recipient trophy for outstanding citizen of year in Fairfax County, Washington Evening Star, 1955.


Freehill, Joseph Hugh was born on September 22, 1908 in New York, New York, United States. Son of James and Isabella (Hewitt) Freehill.


Bachelor of Science, Fordham University, 1932. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1935.


Instructor biology Fordham University, 1930-1932. Admitted to District of Columbia Bar, 1935. Attorney Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration, 1935-1937.

Attorney R.R. Retirement Board, 1937-1942, assistant general counsel, 1942, general counsel, 1942-1944. Private practice, Washington, District of Columbia, partner, firm of Schoene, Freehill, Kramer & Davis, 1944-1950. Associate counsel United States Senate Sub-committee Labor Management Relations of Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, 1950-1951.

From February, 1951 to December, 1952 held following positions with OPS, associate chief counsel, deputy chief counsel, chief counsel, deputy director. Director OPS, 1952-1953. Partner Fanelli and Freehill, since 1954.


Served as; member area council Camp Fire Girls, 1949-1951, Alexandria, Virginia Hospital Corporation Chairman Fairfax Company Health Council, 1954-1955, Citizens Committee on Juvenile Delinquency, 1955. Member Metropolitan Area Traffic Council of Washington, since 1956. Member American, District of Columbia Bar associations, American Judicature Society, Citizens Association (president 1950-1951), Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Virginia (president 1951-1952), Academy Political Science, McQuoid Engine and Ladder Company Elk.

Clubs: Fordham University (treasurer 1939-1942, director 1939-1942, 45-52, 1st vice president 1954-1955) (Washington).


Married Mary Norbury Cordner, March 17, 1936. Children: Joseph Arthur, Mary Lillian, Michael Hugh, Patricia, Barbara, Daniel.

James Freehill

Isabella (Hewitt) Freehill

Mary Norbury Cordner

Joseph Arthur Freehill

Mary Lillian Freehill

Michael Hugh Freehill

Patricia Freehill

Barbara Freehill

Daniel Freehill