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Lawyer

Walter Kerrigan Black, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1952, United States District Court (district) Illinois 1956 Supreme Court of the United States Court 1967.

Background

Black, Walter Kerrigan was born on January 27, 1915 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of Timuel Dixon and Mattie (McConner) Black.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Illinois, 1939. Bachelor of Laws, John Marshall Law School, 1952.

Career

Partner McCoy & Black, Chicago, 1952-1959, McCoy, Ming & Leighton, Chicago, 1959-1964, McCoy, Ming & Black, Chicago, 1965-1977. Principal Mitchell & Black, 1977-1986. Senior counsel Mitchell Williams Holland & Rux, 1986-1987, Caldwell & Black, 1987-1990.

Village attorney, Robbins, Illinois, 1952-1969, 81-85, East Chicago Heights, Illinois, 1954-1969, 77-85. Hearing examiner Illinois Fair Practices Commission. Director, general counsel Fuller Products Company, LaCade Products Company, Lawndale Packaging Corporation.

Special counsel R.W. Borrowdale Company Inc.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois 1952, United States District Court (district) Illinois 1956 Supreme Court of the United States Court 1967.

Membership

Member governing board Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc. Attorney, trustee emeritus African Methodist Episcopal Church. Special co-counsel for Richard Hatcher, Mayor of Gary, Indiana, 1967, 71.

Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member Illinois Bar Association, Cook County Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, American Arbitration Association (arbitrator since 1971), Kappa Alpha Psi.

Connections

Married Dorothy E. Wickliffe, July 2, 1950 (deceased April 1982).

father:
Timuel Dixon Black

mother:
Mattie (McConner) Black

spouse:
Dorothy E. Wickliffe