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Lawyer

Ralph Edward Svoboda, American lawyer. Recipient citation National Conference Christians and Jews, 1962.

Background

Svoboda, Ralph Edward was born on February 8, 1901 in Howells, Nebraska, United States. Son of Joseph Louis and Mary M. (Misek) Svoboda.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Creighton U., 1921, Bachelor of Laws summa cum laude, 1923.

Career

Admitted to Nebraska bar, 1923. Law clerk firm Kennedy, Holland, DeLacy & McLaughlin, Omaha, 1920-1923, associate firm, 1923-1930. Partner firm Kennedy, Holland, DeLacy & Svoboda, Omaha, 1931-1969.

Professor corporations and damages U. Omaha Law School, 1947-1953. Director Occidental Savings & Loan Association, 1935-1969, Nebraska Tractor & Equipment Company, 1940-1965, Lyman-Richey Sand & Gravel Corporation, 1959-1969, C.G. Johnson Boiler Company, 1951-1969, Boiler Services, Inc., 1963-1969, Packers National Bank, 1964-1969. General counsel Catholic Mutual Relief Society American, 1959-1969.

Co-chairman Omaha chapter National Conference Christians and Jews, 1939-1961. Trustee Omaha Industrial Foundation, 1952-1969. Board directors Omaha Junior Achievement, 1962-1969.

Board advisers Creighton Memorial St. Joseph’s Hospital, 1940-1969, member of advisory council School Nursing, 1955-1969, chairman, 1960-1962.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer: The Lord’s Prayer, 1965.

Membership

Member American, Nebraska (president 1961-1962), Omaha bar associations, Association Interstate Commerce Commission Practitioners, American Judicature Society, Omaha Chamber of Commerce (president 1957-1958), Advertising-Selling League Omaha (board directors 1964-1969, chairman foreign relations committee 1960-1961), Nebraska History Society, Delta Theta Phi, Alpha Sigma Nu. Club: University (Lincoln). Librettist: MacArthur Redivivus, 1956.

Connections

Married Anna May Bonness, June 28, 1927. Children: David A. B., James F. S., Joseph F. R., Susannah May (Mistress.

father:
Joseph Louis Svoboda

mother:
Mary M. (Misek) Svoboda

spouse:
Anna May Bonness

children:
David A. B. Svoboda

James F. S. Svoboda

Joseph F. R. Svoboda

Susannah May (Mrs Svoboda