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William Albert Carl Roethke, American lawyer.


Roethke, William Albert Carl was born on August 25, 1907 in Saginaw, Michigan, United States. Son of Carl L. and Norna M. (Tausend) Roethke.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1929, Bachelor of Laws, 1932.


Admitted to California bar, 1932, since practiced in Los Angeles, with the firm of Lillick, Geary, McHose & Roethke, and predecessor firms, since 1932, partner, since 1946. Director Dominguez Estate Company, Carson Estate Company (Los Angeles). Post Public Company (Appleton, Wisconsin).

Green Bay Newspaper Company (Wisconsin).


Fellow Pierpont Morgan Library. Board of directors Hospital Good Samaritan Medical Center, Los Los Angeles. Served Lieutenant to commander, United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945.

Member American, California, Los Angeles (trustee 1955-1958) bar associations, Maritime Law Association United States, Navy League (president Los Angeles council 1949-1951, president Southern California 1952-1953), University of Michigan Alumni Association (director) since 1955), Phi Delta Phi. Clubs: University (director since 1948, president 1951), California, Beach (director 1949-1954, vice president 1954), Los Angeles Country (director 1951-1956, secretary 1953-1956), Stock Exchange (Los Angeles).


Married Harriet Richardson Kline, May 11, 1933. Children: Johanna Leigh (Mistress Robert Davis Kroger), Gretchen Elise.

Carl L. Roethke

Norna M. (Tausend) Roethke

Harriet Richardson Kline

Johanna Leigh Roethke (Mistress Robert Davis Kroger)

Gretchen Elise Roethke