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Government official , Lawyer

Russell Newton Shewmaker, American lawyer, government official. Bar: District of Columbia 1941. Recipient letters of commendation President Kennedy, 1962. Cubmaster, committeeman National Capital area council Boy Scouts American, 1950-1957; legislative chairman District of Columbia Congress Parents and Teachers, 1955-1958. Member American Bar Association; Member Federal, District of Columbia Bar associations, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Delta Phi.

Background

Shewmaker, Russell Newton was born on March 15, 1915 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Ulysses S. and Adelle (Weddington) Shewmaker.

Education

Juris Doctor, George Washington University, 1941;Bachelor of Arts, George Washington University, 1942.

Career

With, Bureau Customs, Treasury Department, 1935-1951;practice law in, Washington, from 1941;attorney, United States International Trade Commission (formerly United States Tariff Commission), 1951-1956;assistant general counsel, United States International Trade Commission (formerly United States Tariff Commission), 1956-1963;general counsel, United States International Trade Commission (formerly United States Tariff Commission), 1964-1977, 79-80;senior adviser, United States International Trade Commission (formerly United States Tariff Commission), 1978-1979, 80-81;private practice, from 1981. Drafted Tariff Classsification Act, 1962, organized, drafted Tariff Schedules of the United States, 1963. Liaison officer, consultant House Ways and Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee on tariff and trade matters, 1964-1976.

United States representative to European Economic Community on tariff nomenclature, Brussels, 1963, Geneva, 1964. Delegate Customs Cooperation Council, Brussels, 1964-1965. Member United States delegation General Agreement of Tariff and Trades, Geneva, 1967.

Achievements

  • Bar: District of Columbia 1941.

Membership

Cubmaster, committeeman National Capital area council Boy Scouts American, 1950-1957. Legislative chairman District of Columbia Congress Parents and Teachers, 1955-1958. Member American Bar Association.

Member Federal, District of Columbia Bar associations, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Delta Phi.

Connections

Married Ruth Lenore Horn, August 3, 1940. Children: John Russell, Wayne Allan, Dale Pryor, Diane Ruth, Roger Brett.

father:
Ulysses S. Shewmaker

mother:
Adelle (Weddington) Shewmaker

spouse:
Ruth Lenore Horn

child:
John Russell Shewmaker

child:
Wayne Allan Shewmaker

child:
Dale Pryor Shewmaker

child:
Diane Ruth Shewmaker

child:
Roger Brett Shewmaker