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Wilbur Ford Reese, American lawyer.


Reese, Wilbur Ford was born on October 1, 1917 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Ralph Byrne and Bessie (Ford) Reese.


Bachelor of Arts, Tulane University, 1939, Bachelor of Laws, 1941.


Admitted to Louisiana bar, 1941. Member firm St. Clair Adams & Son, 1941. Partner firm Adams & Reese, New Orleans, 1945-1971.

Director George Engine Company, Inc., Harvey, Louisiana, Frierson realty corporation, Harvey, Libco, Incorporated, New York Orleans, Mid-States Constructors, Incorporated, New York Orleans. Adviser to staff Southern Baptist Hospital, New Orleans, 1961-1971.


Regular ceremonies enable people to open themselves to God more fully. They help people to hear God's offer and challenge ever more deeply, and to allow God to prompt and enable them to respond.


A member of a Christian Church should support all social initiatives having a purpose to maintain and strengthen well-being and progress of the whole community and its members.


Bible is the primary source of theology and doctrine, with three others being tradition, reason and experience.


Served to Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member American Judicature Society, American, Louisiana (secretary-treasurer 1950-1951, 59-60), New Orleans (president 1953-1954) bar associations, International Association Insurance Counsel (Executive Committee 1965-1971, president 1969-1970), Federation Insurance Counsel, Defense Research Institute (director 1968-1970), New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, Beta Theta Pi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Delta Phi, Kappa Delta Phi.


Married Beverly Hess, January 20, 1942. Children: Thomas Ford, Beverly (Mistress.

Ralph Byrne Reese

Bessie (Ford) Reese

Beverly Hess

Thomas Ford Reese

Beverly (Mrs Reese