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Loren Eaton Souers, American lawyer. Decorated Fourragere Belgium; recipient research prize in economics Denison U., 1937, Distinguished Service award Canton Junior Chamber of Commerce., 1950, Silver Beaver award Boy Scouts American, 1957; Outstanding Alumnus award Case Western Reserve U. Law School, 1981.


Souers, Loren Eaton was born on January 29, 1916 in Canton, Ohio, United States. Son of Loren Edmunds and Ilka (Gaskell) Souers.


Bachelor of Arts, Denison U., 1937. Juris Doctor, Western Reserve U., 1940, postgraduate, 1954-1955.


Bar: Ohio 1940, Supreme Court of the United States Ct 1960. Association Black, McCuskey, Souers & Arbaugh, Canton, from 1940, partner, from 1946, chairman, from 1979. Director Harter Bank and Trust Company, Ohio Bar Liability Insurance Company, Phoenix Manufacturing Company, Joliet, Illinois, Whitacre-Greer Fireproofing Company, Continental Steel Corporation, Kokomo, Indiana.

Cons. Ohio Supreme Court Continuing Committee Admissions, 1957-1959. Member Ohio Board Bar Examiners, 1959-1964. Citizens advising committee to State Library System.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor to legal publications. Lecturer on legal subjects. President McKinley Area council Boy Scouts American, 1954-1957, member National council, 1954-1970.

      Member Canton City Council, 1948-1949. Delegate Republican National Convention, 1948. Republican city campaign manager, 1951, 53.

      Member Ohio Board Education, 1956-1960, vice president, 1958-1960. Member Canton City Board Education, 1962-1972, president, 1965, 68, 71. Member Canton Recreation Board, 1964-1972.

      Trustee Canton Welfare Federation, 1965-1972. Trustee Canton Area Young Men’s Christian Association, from 1977, vice president, from 1981. Member Canton Planning Commission, 1972-1978.

      Trustee Stark County Law library association, 1945-1976, president, 1972-1976. Trustee Ohio Bar Foundation, Denison U., from 1967, Ohio Legal Center Institute. Member trust committee Hoover Foundation, from 1967, secretary, from 1980.

      Member visiting committee Case Western Reserve U. Law School, 1968-1977, from 81.


Served to captain infantry Army of the United States, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Fellow American Bar foundation (Ohio chairman from 1984). Member American Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association (Executive Committee 1976-1979, president 1980-1981), American Legion, Canton Junior Chamber of Commerce (president), Canton Chamber of Commerce (vice president 1959-1960), Phi Delta Theta, Phi Delta Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Tau Kappa Alpha, Pi Delta Epsilon.

Member DIsciples of Christ Church.


Married Mildred M. McCollum, June 21, 1941. Children: Mary Sue (Mistress.

Loren Edmunds Souers

Ilka (Gaskell) Souers

Mildred M. McCollum

Mary Sue (Mrs Souers