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Lawyer

Wendell Berge, American lawyer. member firm Berge, Fox, Arent & Layne, since 1947; Member Federal, American, and District of Columbia bar associations, American Judicature Society, Americans for Democratic Action, Acacia, Phi Delta Phi, Delta Sigma Rho.; Mason.

Background

Berge, Wendell was born on April 24, 1903 in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. Son of George W. and Cora (Ott) Berge.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Nebraska, 1925. Bachelor of Laws, University of Michigan, 1927. Scientiae Juridicae Doctor, 1930.

Career

With law firm Root, Clark, Buckner & Ballantine, New York City, 1928-1930. Admitted to District of Columbia bar, 1931. Appointed special assistant to attorney general of the United States, May 15, 1930, and assigned to staff of Antitrust Division, Department of Justice.

Chief of appellate section, Antitrust Division, 1935-1937, chief trial section, April-July 1937. 1st assistant to head Antitrust Division, 1937-1940. Designated acting assistant attorney general, December 19, 1940.

Appointed assistant attorney general by President Roosevelt to head Criminal Division, Department of Justice, 1941. Head of Antitrust Division, 1943-1947. Resigned as assistant attorney general, 1947.

Member firm Berge, Fox, Arent & Layne, since 1947. Alternate member Temporary National Economics Committee, 1938-1941. Trustee University of Nebraska Foundation, Inc.

Distinguished Service medal U. Nebraska, 1942.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor to Michigan Law Review, Geo. Washington Law Review, Law and Contemporary Problems (Duke U.), Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Federal Probation, Commonweal, Free World, Magazine Digest and American Bar Association Journal Author: Cartels: Challenge to a Free World, 1944. Economic Freedom for the West, 1946.

Membership

Member firm Berge, Fox, Arent & Layne, since 1947. Member Federal, American, and District of Columbia bar associations, American Judicature Society, Americans for Democratic Action, Acacia, Phi Delta Phi, Delta Sigma Rho.

Connections

Married Laura Elizabeth Whelpley, August 18, 1926. Children: John Wendell, Douglas James, Associate.

father:
George W. Berge

mother:
Cora (Ott) Berge

spouse:
Laura Elizabeth Whelpley

children:
John Wendell Berge

Douglas James Berge

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