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Lawyer

Ralph Moore Besse was American lawyer. Bar: Ohio 1930.

Background

Besse, Ralph Moore was born on November 23, 1905 in Shadyside, Ohio, United States. Son of Jesse Allman and Hope (Fish) Besse.

Education

AB magna cum laude, Heidelberg College, 1926. Juris Doctor, University Michigan, 1929. Doctor of Laws, Baldwin-Wallace College, 1957.

Doctor of Laws, Oberlin College, 1962. Doctor of Laws, Case Institute of Technology, 1962. Doctor of Laws, Western Reserve University, 1963.

Doctor of Laws, Cleveland Marshall Law School, 1959. Doctor of Humane Letters, Wilberforce College, 1963. Doctor of Humane Letters, Ursuline College, 1970.

Career

Associate, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, 1929-1940;partner, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, 1940-1948, 70-85;with, Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company, 1948-1970;president, Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company, 1960-1967;Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company, 1967-1970;chairman, National Machinery Company, 1962-1990;board directors, National Machinery Company, 1962-1994.

Achievements

  • Bar: Ohio 1930.

Membership

Member of advisory board Center for the Book, Library. of Congress, 1979. Chief United States Army Ordinance Cleveland District, 1951-1962. Trustee National History Day, 1980,Ursuline College, 1963, 92, John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust, 1966-1986, John Huntington Fund for Education, 1966-1986, Heidelberg College, 1949-1980, Case Western Reserve University, 1970-1976, Chairman, Board Of Directors, 1971-1975.

Fellow American Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, Bar Association Greater Cleveland.

Connections

Married Augusta Woodward Mitchell, April 28, 1934. Children: Jean Elizabeth Besse Minehart, William Truman, Robert Allen.

father:
Jesse Allman Besse

mother:
Hope (Fish) Besse

spouse:
Augusta Woodward Mitchell

child:
Jean Elizabeth Besse Minehart Besse

child:
William Truman Besse

child:
Robert Allen Besse