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Lawyer

Ralph Emerson Lum, American lawyer. Member New Jersey Assembly from Morris County, 1939-1940. Trustee Newark Museum, New Jersey History Society, United Hosps. Newark, Newark Safety Council; Served to Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, World World War World War II; Member American, New Jersey, Essex County bar associations, American Judicature Society, Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Phi.; Mason.

Background

Lum, Ralph Emerson was born on February 22, 1905 in Chatham, New Jersey, United States. Son of Ralph Emerson and Sylvia A. (Swinnerton) Lum.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Williams College, 1927. Juris Doctor, New York University, 1930.

Career

; married second, Patricia Chapman Gray, January 29, 1964. Admitted to New Jersey bar, 1930, practiced in Newark. Senior partner firm Lum, Biunno & Tompkins, and predecessors.

Chairman of the Board, counsel Chatham Trust Company.

Membership

Member New Jersey Assembly from Morris County, 1939-1940. Trustee Newark Museum, New Jersey History Society, United Hosps. Newark, Newark Safety Council.

Served to Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, World World War World War II. Member American, New Jersey, Essex County bar associations, American Judicature Society, Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Phi. Mason.; Clubs: Canoe Brook County (president) (Summit, New Jersey).

Connections

Married Phyllis Van Lear, June 21, 1932 (deceased.; married second, Patricia Chapman Gray, January 29, 1964.

father:
Ralph Emerson Lum

mother:
Sylvia A. (Swinnerton) Lum

spouse:
Phyllis Van Lear

spouse:
Patricia Chapman Gray