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Owen Rall, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois Bar 1924.


Rall, Owen was born on December 1, 1901 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States. Son of Julius Frederick and Flora Ellen (Ashby) Rall.


Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, Coe College, 1921;Juris Doctor, Northwestern University, 1924.


Practiced in, Chicagoof counsel firm, Peterson, Ross, Schloerb & Seidel, 1933-1987. Member of committee character and fitness Illinois Supreme Court, 1937-1942, chairman, 1942. Advisory council University of Illinois Law Forum, 1950-1952.

Chairman joint committee Illinois civil procedure which revised procedural statutes and Illinois Supreme Court and Appellate Court rules, 1950-1955. Member Judicial Advisory Council Illinois, 1957-1961. Active constitutional revision Illinois, legislation reapportionment, judicial reorganization;chairman Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee, 1963-1967.


  • Bar: Illinois Bar 1924.


  • Other Work

    • Author articles legal journals.


Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association (president 1961-1962, award of Merit 1972), Chicago Bar Association (librarian, board managers 1942-1943, 46-49), Bar Association Seventh Federal Circuit (president 1966-1967), American Judicature Society (Herbert Lincoln Harley award 1973), American Dental Association (honorary), Scabbard and Blade (national vice president 1924-1926), Delta Theta Phi (national secretary, editor 1927-1929) Clubs: Union League (Chicago) (chairman modern courts committee 1958), Plaza (Chicago).


Son of Julius Frederick and Flora Ellen (Ashby) R. M. Bertha L. Biedermann, March 19, 1923 (deceased April 1976). 1 daughter, Kathryn Rall Jacky.

Julius Frederick Rall

Flora Ellen (Ashby) Rall

Bertha L. Biedermann