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Ralph Gates Boyd, American lawyer. Decorated Legion of Merit, Commendation ribbon, American, Asiatic, E.T.O. ribbons, Battle star for Northern France.


Boyd, Ralph Gates was born on October 30, 1901 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Richard Turnbull and Jennie (Gates) Boyd.


Bachelor of Arts cum laude, Harvard, 1922, Bachelor of Laws, 1925.


1 son, Douglas. Admitted to Massachusetts bar, 1926, since practiced in Boston. Associate firm Dunbar, Nutter & McClennen (now Nutter, McClennen & Fish), 1925-1934, partner, 1934-1954, own practice, and partner firm Boyd & MacCrelish, 1954-1961. Partner firm Boyd, MacCrellish & Weeks, 1962-1972.

President West Point Manufacturing Company, 1950-1951, also Chairman, Board Of Directors subsidiary and affiliated textile companies. General counsel United-Carr Inc., 1929-1965, also director. Chairman, Board Of Directors Davis-Furber Machine Company.

Director Roger Boyd, Inc., W. J. Connell Company. Director, clerk Bankers Service Company.


  • Other Work

    • Author wartime legislation and Army regulations and manuals. Also articles.


Member Beacon Hill Architectural Committee, 1964-1971. Member nat. board directors Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation, also. Served as private Junior Company, S.A.T.C., 1918.

Member American Bar Association (chairman section corporation, banking and business law 1950-1951. Member advising committee to the United States Military Appeals, 1952-1972. Member Judge Advisers Association (president 1947, director 1946-1957), Massachusetts State, Boston bar associations, Association United States Army (president, director Massachusetts Bay chapter).

Clubs: Union Algonquin, Harvard, Fort Hill, Downtown (Boston).


Married Dorothy Louise Koch, April.

Richard Turnbull Boyd

Jennie (Gates) Boyd

Dorothy Louise Koch