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Owen J. Cleary, American lawyer. Served as Second lieutenant Infantry, United States Army, 1918; Member American Legion, Ypsilanti Board Commerce (president 1932-1933, 39-40), National Education Association, American, Michigan bar associations, National Alcoholic Beverage Control Association (president 1948-1949), Military Order Foreign Wars (state commander 1955-1956), Phi Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Pi, Delta Theta Phi.

Background

Cleary, Owen J. was born on February 4, 1900 in at Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States. Son of Patrick Roger and Helen Clarke (Jenks) Cleary.

Education

Student Cleary College, 1920, Michigan State Normal College, 1922. Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1925. Juris Doctor, U. Detroit, 1931.

Career

Chillren—Catherine Ann, Patrick Roger. Dean administration Cleary College, 1925-1936, assistant to president, 1936-1941, president since 1940, also chairman of the board of trustees. Admitted to Michigan bar, 1931, since practiced in Ypsilanti, member Cleary & Weins, 1931-1949, Cleary, Weins, Jackson & Scallen, 1949-1954, Cleary, Weins & Jackson, since 1954.

Secretary State of Michigan, 1953-1954. Secretary Washtenaw Company Republican Committee, 1935-1938, 46-48, chairman Michigan State Central Committee, 1949-1953, member Republican National Committee, 1952-1953. Chairman Michigan Liquor Control Commission, 1947-1949.

Secretary joint committee of states to study alcoholic beverage laws, 1947-1949. Board of directors Boys Republic, Detroit.

Membership

Served as Second lieutenant Infantry, United States Army, 1918. Member American Legion, Ypsilanti Board Commerce (president 1932-1933, 39-40), National Education Association, American, Michigan bar associations, National Alcoholic Beverage Control Association (president 1948-1949), Military Order Foreign Wars (state commander 1955-1956), Phi Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Pi, Delta Theta Phi. Clubs: Rotary (president 1931-1932).

Connections

Married Marie F. DeWaele, August 17, 1929.

father:
Patrick Roger Cleary

mother:
Helen Clarke (Jenks) Cleary

spouse:
Marie F. DeWaele