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Len Young Smith, American lawyer, editor. Bar: Illinois 1927. Recipient Signal Contribution & Distinguished Service award, Illinois Supreme Court, 1978, certified appreciation, National Conference Bar Examiners, 1956.

Background

Smith, Len Young was born on October 20, 1901 in Nicholasville, Kentucky, United States. Son of Walden Rogers and Margaret (Young) Smith.

Education

Bachelor, Northwestern University, 1923. Master of Arts, Northwestern University, 1924. Juris Doctor, Northwestern University, 1927.

Career

Associate Church, Traxler & Kennedy, Chicago, 1927—1933. Law secretary to justices Illinois Supreme Court, 1933—1958. Chairman department business law Northwestern University, 1948—1970.

Member staff National Conference Bar Examiners, Chicago, 1966—1984. Chairman, 1955—1956; editor The Bar Examiner, 1966—1984. Member Illinois Board Law Examiners, 1947—1988.

President, 1951—1988.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois 1927.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author (with G. Gale Roberson): (numerous books on business law) Essentials of Business Law, 1983, 1986. Co-author: (with Richard Mann and Barry Roberts) Business Law and the Regulation of Business, 1984, 1986.

Membership

Fellow: American Bar Foundation (life). Member: American Bar Association, Order of Coif, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association (secretary 1954-1958, 50-years Service plaque 1978), Skokie Country Club, University Club, Beta Gamma Sigma.

Connections

Married Helen Tuttle Smith, August 7, 1930. Children: Margaret Helen, William R. T.

father:
Walden Rogers Smith

mother:
Margaret (Young) Smith

spouse:
Helen Tuttle Smith

child:
William R. T. Smith

child:
Margaret Helen Smith