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Robert Ellsworth Redding, American lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1946, Maryland 1949, United States Supreme Court 1951.


Redding, Robert Ellsworth was born on March 23, 1919 in South Bend, Indiana, United States. Son of Harry Ellsworth and Lorraine (Livengood) Redding.


AB, Ohio State University, 1940. Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, 1946.


Legal assistant to judge The United States of America Tax Court, Washington, 1947—1948. Legal assistant to member Civil Aeronautics Board, Washington, 1949-1951. Member Bradshaw Shearin Redding & Thomas, Silver Spring, Maryland, 1951-1959.

Vice president, general counsel Transportation Association American, Washington, 1960-1969. Director Office Facilitation Department Transportation, 1970-1976. Private practice Washington, 1976—2006.

Secretary Certified Claims Professional Accreditation Council, Washington, 1981-1985. Chief judge Appeal Tax Court, Rockville, Maryland, 1953-1955. International consultant General Electric Company, 1977.

Consultant Ford Motor Company, 1978-1979, United Nations Development Program, New York City, 1980-1981, Montgomery County, Maryland Office Inspector General, 1997-2004. Director federal affairs Shippers National Freight Claim Council, Washington, 1979-1989. Washington counsel Japan Airlines.

Chairman United States delegations at various international transportation conferences.


  • Bar: District of Columbia 1946, Maryland 1949, United States Supreme Court 1951.


President Allied Civic Group (50 associations), Silver Spring, 1956-1958. Chairman research committee Maryland Republican Committee, 1965-1970. Chairman finance advisory committee to county council, Rockville, 1965-1970.

Executive director Montgomery County Taxpayers League, 1994-1997. Second lieutenant United States Army, 1943-1946. Member of Association Intelligence Officers, University Club (board governors, Washington), 33 Degree Scottish Rite Mason, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Delta (supreme justice 1966-1968, executive vice president Public Service Center 1984-1991, Distinguished Service chapter).


Married Blanche Breisch, April 14, 1941 (divorced). Children: Rosemary, Robert Ellsworth Junior, Douglas. Married A. Virginia Boender Korn, July 22, 1972 (deceased August 2004).

Harry Ellsworth Redding

Lorraine (Livengood) Redding

Blanche Breisch

A. Virginia Boender Korn

Robert Ellsworth Junior Redding

Rosemary Redding

Douglas Redding