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Lawyer

Max O’Rell Truitt, American lawyer. Member Executive Committee on Commercial Policy, 1939-1940; Member American Geography Society, Academy Political Science, American Political Science Association, American Academy, Political and Social Sciences, Delta Tau Delta.

Background

Truitt, Max O’Rell was born on January 25, 1904 in Millersburg, Missouri, United States. Son of Edwin Thomas and Mary Elizabeth (Hulen) Truitt.

Education

Student of University of Missouri, 1921-1926, National University Law School and George Washington University, 1927-1928.

Career

Admitted to Missouri bar, 1926. Assistant clerk Missouri Supreme Court, 1926-1927. Attorney unites states department of Justice, 1927-1928.

Practice of law, St. Louis, Missouri, 1929-1936. Solicitor R.F.C., 1935-1937. General counsel United States Maritime Commission, 1937-1938, appointed member Commission, February 1938, to succeed Joseph P. Kennedy.

Reappointed for 6-year term ending September 26, 1944. Resigned April 1, 1941, to reenter practice of law with Cummings & Stanley, Washington, District of Columbia Trustee Electric Home and Farm Authority, 1935-1937. Director and member Executive Committee Jefferson National Memorial Association.

Membership

Member Executive Committee on Commercial Policy, 1939-1940. Member American Geography Society, Academy Political Science, American Political Science Association, American Academy, Political and Social Sciences, Delta Tau Delta. Clubs: Metropolitan, Burning Tree (Washington).

Connections

Married Marian Frances Barkley, January 20, 1929. Children: Max O’Rell, Alben William Barkley, Thomas Hulen, Stephen McKenzie.

father:
Edwin Thomas Truitt

mother:
Mary Elizabeth (Hulen) Truitt

spouse:
Marian Frances Barkley

children:
Max O’Rell Truitt

Alben William Barkley Truitt

Thomas Hulen Truitt

Stephen McKenzie Truitt