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Ralph E. Davis, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Corporate Law, Federal Taxation Law, Probate Law, Wills Law, Trust Law.


Davis, Ralph E. was born on November 13, 1919 in Danville, Illinois, United States. Son of Mervin Francis and Florence Lucille (Dunbar) Davis.


Bradley University and University of Illinois (Bachelor of Science, 1942). University of Illinois (Juris Doctor, 1943).


Worked at Hopkins & Sutter (Chicago, Illinois) specializing in Corporate Law, Federal Taxation Law, Probate Law, Wills Law, Trust Law. Admitted to the bar, 1943, Illinois. Phi Alpha Delta. Member, University of Illinois Law Review, 1941-1943.

Author: "The Revenue Code of 1954—Partners and Partnerships," Illinois Bar Journal, May 1955. "Income Tax Planning through Outright Gifts to Minors," Law Forum, University of Illinois, No. 4, 1953; "Tax Consequences of Leasing Transactions," Law Forum, University of Illinois, No.

1, 1962; "The Bank Customer's Lease or Buy Decision," The Banker's Magazine, 1966. Trustee, Client Security Fund of the Bar of Illinois, 1975—. Member: Chicago (Member, Lawyers Reference Committee, 1948-1955.

Chairman, 1953-1954; Member, 1958-1967 and Chairman, 1966-1967, Committee on Inquiry), Illinois State and American Bar Associations. Legal Club of Chicago. Law Club of Chicago.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.


Working in partnership with different Christian denominations allows influencing public policy more effectively.


Some personalities are difficult to manage, especially if they are prone to despair. Do not give up on a search of the paths of God, and the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for will be received.


Trustee Trinity Church North Shore, Wilmette, Illinois, since 1972, president, 1986-1990. Trustee University of Illinois Young Men’s Christian Association, Champaign, since 1973, chairman, 1979-1991. Member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association (lawyer reference committee 1948-1955, vice Chairman of Commission 1952-1953, chairman 1953-1954, commission on inquiry 1958-1967,Chairman of Commission on inquiry 1966-1967), Law Club Chicago, Legal Club Chicago, Mid-Day Club, Mid-American Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: traveling.


Married Evelyn Esther Henne, June 28, 1947. Children: Richard M., Judith A. Pomeranz.

Mervin Francis Davis

Florence Lucille (Dunbar) Davis

Evelyn Esther Henne

Judith A. Pomeranz Davis

Richard M. Davis