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Roger Joseph Fruin, American, French lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1938, United States District Court (eastern district) Illinois 1943. Recipient Addis E. Hull award IICLE, 1990; named Illinois Tree Farmer of Year, 1994.


Fruin, Roger Joseph was born on July 27, 1915 in El Paso, Illinois, United States. Son of William Mark and Ella (Hayes) Fruin.


AB, University of Illinois, 1936; Juris Doctor, University of Illinois, 1938.


Associate, Hannah & Figenbaum, Mattoon, Illinois, 1938-1941; private practice, Paris, Illinois, 1941-1943, 46; partner, Lauher & Fruin, Paris, 1947-1963; private practice, Paris, 1963-1966; partner, Fruin & Lund, Paris, 1967-1972; private practice, Paris, 1972-1975; partner, Fruin, Andrews & Hoff, Paris, 1975-1987; partner, Fruin & Garst, Paris, 1987-1991, 93-97; partner, Fruin Garst Piper, Paris, Paris, 1991-1993; partner, Fruin, Garst & Kash, Paris, 1997; of cousnel, Fruin, Garst & Kash, Paris, since 1997. Assistant attorney general State of Illinois, Paris, 1946-1970. Chairman Institute on Continuing Legal Education, Illinois Bar Association, Springfield, 1973-1974.


  • Bar: Illinois 1938, United States District Court (eastern district) Illinois 1943.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Board directors Paris Community Young Men’s Christian Association, 1987-1993. Secretary, treasurer Paris Young Men’s Christian Association Special Endowment Trust, 1982-2000. Member St. Mary's Catholic Church, Paris, former member church school building committee.

Former member deanery and diocesan boards Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Diocese of Springfield, Illinois Sergeant United States Army, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Fellow American College Trust & Estate Counsel. Member American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association (life), Paris C. of Chamber (board directors), University Illinois Alumni Association (life), Knights of Columbus (grand knight 1942-1943), Veterans of Foreign Wars, Elks, American Legion.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: American Walnut Council, Illinois Walnut Council.


Married Mary Frances Barth, June 18, 1940. Children: Nancy Fluss, Karen Todd, Jeanne Cooper.

William Mark Fruin

Ella (Hayes) Fruin

Mary Frances Barth

Jeanne Cooper Fruin

Nancy Fluss Fruin

Karen Todd Fruin