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Laurence Irven Wood, American lawyer. Recipient Alumni citation DePauw University, 1961, named Alumnus of Year, 1963.


Wood, Laurence Irven was born on October 10, 1914 in Rochester, Minnesota, United States. Son of Irven B. and Frances (Palmer) Wood.


Bachelor of Arts, DePauw University, 1936, Doctor of Laws, 1967. Juris Doctor, Northwestern University, 1939. Graduate student Harvard, 1951.


; children—Thalia L. (Corral), Madeleine B. (Arnheim). Married second, Elizabeth Beam, 1968. Admitted to Illinois bar, 1939, New York bar, 1948, District of Columbia Bar, 1970.

Associate firm Banning and Banning, Chicago, 1939-1941. Price attorney Certified Public Accountant, Chicago, 1941-1942. Attorney Continental Casualty Company, Chicago, 1942-1943.

Office general counsel Navy Department, Washington, 1943-1944. Attorney General Electric Company, 1945-1960, vice president, 1960-1970, general counsel, secretary, 1960-1964, manager Washington corporate affairs, 1964-1970. Partner Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz, 1971.

Lecturer Rutgars U., 1947-1948, New York University, 1959-1960, American U., 1967-1970. Corporation Conferes, President’s Committee on Civil Rights, 1946-1947. Member Attorney General’s National Committee to Study Antitrust Laws, 1953-1955.

President Food and Drug Law Institute, 1970.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Patents and Antitrust Law, 1942. United State Patent System—A Survey, 1946.


Member Attorney General’s National Committee to Study Antitrust Laws, 1953-1955. Member American (chairman Sherman Act committee 1955-1956,), Federal bar associations, Bar Association City New York (Chairman of Commission corporation law departments 1961-1963), National Legal Aid & Defender assosiation, New York State, Inter-American, International bar associations, Association General Counsel, Business-Government Relations Council (president 1966-1969), Harvard Advanced Management Association (permanent secretary), Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Epsilon Delta, Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Delta Phi.


Married Thalia Banning, June 17, 1938 (divorced 1967).; married second, Elizabeth Beam, 1968. Children: Thalia L. (Corral), Madeleine B. (Arnheim).

Irven B. Wood

Frances (Palmer) Wood

Thalia Banning

Elizabeth Beam

Thalia L. Wood (Corral)

Madeleine B. Wood (Arnheim)