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Russell Howard Matthias, American lawyer. Recipient Alumni award Northwestern University, 1973. Served from captain lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1942-1946.; Member Lutheran Brotherhood (director, general counsel), International Association Life Insurance Counsel, Phi Delta Theta.


Matthias, Russell Howard was born on August 7, 1906 in Milwaukee. Son of Charles G. and Lena (Martin) Matthias.


AB, Northwestern University, 1930; Juris Doctor, Northwestern University, 1932.


Bar: Illinois bar 1933, District of Columbia Bar 1947, Oklahoma bar 1947, Florida bar 1979. Special assistant to attorney general United States R.R. Retirement Act, 1934-1935. Secretary Illinois Fraternal Congress, 1935-1940, 45-60.

Partner firm Meyers & Matthias, Chicago, 1951-1978. President, treasurer Meyers & Matthias, Professional Corporation, 1978-1980. Partner Matthias & Matthias, from 1980.

Chairman of the Board, director Old Orchard Bank & Trust Company. Director, general counsel United Founders Life Insurance Company of Illinois, United Founders Life Insurance Company of Oklahoma, Wesco Inc. General counsel National Indiana Statistical Service Chicago.

Drafting committee Illinois Insurance Code, 1938, annotating committee, 1940. Member drafting committee Louisiana Insurance Code, 1948. Trustee Valparaiso U. Law School.


  • Bar: Illinois 1933, District of Columbia 1947, Oklahoma 1947, Florida 1979.


Trustee Valparaiso U. Law School Lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member Lutheran Brotherhood (board directors, general counsel), International Association Life Insurance Counsel, Indian Hill Country Club, Mid-Day Club, University Club, Kenilworth Club, Minneapolis Club, Citrus Club, Country Club, PhiDelta Theta.


Married Helene Seibold, December 28, 1932. Children: Russell Howard, William Warrens, Robert Charles.

Charles G. Matthias

Lena (Martin) Matthias

Helene Seibold

Robert Charles Matthias

William Warrens Matthias

Russell Howard Matthias