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Merrill Shepard Edit Profile

Lawyer

Merrill Shepard, Canadian, American lawyer. Bar: Manitoba bar 1929, Minnesota bar 1930, Illinois bar 1936.

Background

Shepard, Merrill was born on March 30, 1905 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Came to United States, 1928, naturalized, 1934. Son of Clarence Day and May (Merrill) Shepard.

Education

Bachelor, Yale University, 1925. Bachelor of Laws, University Manitoba, 1928. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1943.

Career

Commerce attorney G.N. Railway, 1929-1933. Associate firm Best, Flanagan & Rogers, Minneapolis, 1933-1936. Partner law firm Pope, Ballard, Shepard & Fowle (and predecessor), Chicago, since 1936.

Achievements

  • Bar: Manitoba bar 1929, Minnesota bar 1930, Illinois bar 1936.

Membership

Life trustee, past president Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Past president Welfare Council Metropolitan Chicago, United Charities Chicago Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve., World World War World War II. Member Association Interstate Commerce Commission Practitioners (charter), American Bar Association (charter section labor relations law), Phi Beta Kappa, Zeta Psi.

Clubs: Law (Chicago), Legal (Chicago), Chicago (Chicago), Commercial (Chicago).

Connections

Married Brenda Forbes, June 17, 1947.

father:
Clarence Day Shepard

mother:
May (Merrill) Shepard

spouse:
Brenda Forbes