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Lemuel Hatch Matthews, American lawyer. Bar: California 1948, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1935.


Matthews, Lemuel Hatch was born on June 5, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Avery Putnam and Fannie (Hatch) Matthews.


Bachelor of Arts, University of California-Berkeley, 1931; Bachelor of Laws, University of California-Berkeley, 1934.


Advertising manager, Salinas Index Journal, 1931; associate firm, Sterling Carr, San Francisco, 1935-1951; with, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, 1951-1952; partner, Jonas and Matthews, San Francisco, from 1952. Lecturer California Continuing Education of Bar, from 1955. Director Overseas Central, Inc., Tropicraft Corporation, Chan National, Inc.


  • Bar: California 1948, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1935.


President San Francisco Legal Aid Society, 1968. Board directors California Roadside Council, 1954-1958, San Francisco Planning and Housing Association, 1956-1959. Trustee California Rural Legal Assistance Program, 1968, San Francisco Ladies Protection and Relief Society, from 1970.

Trustee San Francisco Bar Foundation, 1972-1973, president, from 1974. Served to lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1941-1947, European Theatre of Operations. Fellow American Bar Foundation, American College Probate Counsel.

Member American Bar Association, San Francisco Bar Association (president 1965, director 1962-1966), State Bar California (delegate 1958-1969, executive committee 1970-1972), United Nations Association California (president 1960), United Nations Association (honorary). Clubs: Bohemian (San Francisco), World Trade (San Francisco), Commonwealth (San Francisco).


Married Gwen Turner Matthews, February 14, 1947 (deceased February 1985). 1 son, George Putnam. Married Eve Maschal August, 1987.

Avery Putnam Matthews

Fannie (Hatch) Matthews

Eve Maschal August

Gwen Turner Matthews