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Lawyer , business executive

Orville Francis Booth Grahame, lawyer, business executive. Bar: Iowa 1929, New York 1932, Massachusetts 1940, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1954. Recipient Distinguished Service award University Iowa, 1964.

Background

Grahame, Orville Francis Booth was born on April 2, 1904 in Palo, Iowa, United States. Son of Samuel G. and Dawn (Booth) Grahame.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University Iowa, 1925; Juris Doctor, 1929.

Career

Association, Guardian Life Insurance Company, 1929-1939; assistant secretary, Guardian Life Insurance Company, 1936-1939; consultant, former vice-president, director general counsel, Paul Revere Life Insurance Company, Worcester, Massachusetts consultant, former vice-president, director general counsel, Paul Revere Variable Annuity Insurance Company consultant, former vice-president, director general counsel, Paul Revere Corporation consultant, former vice-president, director general counsel, Avco Corporation and several affiliated companies director, Thompson Steel Company, Inc. corporator, Worcester Development Corporation, Worcester County Institution for Savings Member national advising committee, White House Conference Aging, 1959-1961; technical commission on income, White House Conference Aging, 1971-1972. Executive committee Health and Accident Underwriters Conference, 1954-1955. Author, sponsor concept of guaranteed renewable adjustable premium accident and sickness insurance, 1948.

Member Massachusetts Pension Study Commission, 1953-1955, Massachusetts Variable Annuity Study Commission, 1956-1960, Zoning Appeals Board, Worcester, 1958-1963. Member commission on employment and retirement National Council Aging. Member United States Business Committee for Tax Reduction, 1963-1964.

Lecturer New York College Insurance, 1938-1939.

Achievements

  • Bar: Iowa 1929, New York 1932, Massachusetts 1940, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1954.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (with others) The Life Insurance Contract, 1953. Also legal articles. Member editorial board Insurance Decisions, 1933-1937.

Membership

Board directors Worcester Red Cross, 1957-1963, 66-74, University Iowa Foundation, 1969-1974, Iowa Law School Foundation, 1970-1973. Member New York County Republican committee, 1934-1936, George Bush committee, since 1987. Organizer Thomas E. Dewey for President Club, 1940.

Assistant manager campaign Lieutenant Governor Singapore Whittier, 1952, 56. Coordinator campaign Lieutenant Governor E.L. Richardson, 1964. Co-donor Rodin Statue Orville and Paula Grahame Courtyard, University Iowa Law School, 1986.

Served with infantry United States Army Reserve, 1925-1939. Fellow Insurance Institute American. Member American Bar Association, Massachusetts, Worcester County bar associations, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association Bar City New York, New York County Lawyers Association, Academy Political Science, American-Scottish Foundation, National History Society, National Trust Historic Preservation, Association National Archives, Association Life Counsel, Insurance Economics Society of America (president 1954-1955), Worcester History Society, American Bar Foundation, Massachusetts Bar Foundation, Worcester Music Festival Association, American Arbitration Association (arbitrator), Sierra Club, Newcomen Society, Hudson Hoagland Society Worcester Foundation Experimental Biology, Phi Alpha Delta, Order of Coif.

Clubs: Worcester. Lodges: Mason, Shriner, Rotary.

Connections

Son of Samuel G. and Dawn (Booth) G. M. Paula Patton, November 3, 1923. 1 daughter, Sarah Jane (Cairns).

father:
Samuel G. Grahame

mother:
Dawn (Booth) Grahame

spouse:
Paula Patton