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William Allerton Roberts, American lawyer. Served as Second lieutenant Signal Corps, 1918; Member Inter-American (chairman transportation and communications committee), American bar associations, District of Columbia Bar Association, Federal Bar Association (ex-president; Member Knights of Columbus.

Background

Roberts, William Allerton was born on July 16, 1900 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Son of William Allerton and Helen Elizabeth (O’Sullivan) Roberts.

Education

C.E., Tufts College, 1918. Bachelor of Laws, Georgetown University, 1925.

Career

Killed in action 1944), Helen Emily Shields, John Arthur (deceased), Martha Alice (Mistress Creath). C.E. various construction companies, 1920-1922. Transit Commissioner, Boston, 1922-1923, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1923-1926.

Began practice law, 1926. Senior attorney examiner Interstate Commerce Commission, 1927-1930. Special assistant Corporate Counsel for District of Columbia and counsel of Public Utilities Commission, District of Columbia, 1930-1934.

People’s counsel, Washington, 1934-1936. Senior partner Roberts & Mclnnis, 1936-1965. Chairman, director National Film Studios, Inc.

President, director South Florida Broadcasting Company. Roberts Brothers Company, Big Horn Powder River Company. President Florida Air-Power, Inc.

National treasurer Kefauver Committee.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Valuation of Public Utilities, 1934.

Membership

Served as Second lieutenant Signal Corps, 1918. Member Inter-American (chairman transportation and communications committee), American bar associations, District of Columbia Bar Association, Federal Bar Association (ex-president. Member Knights of Columbus.

Clubs: Cosmos (Washington), Congressional Country, Capitol Yacht.

Connections

Married Caro-Margaret Chenay, December 15, 1923. Children: William Allerton, Junior.

father:
William Allerton Roberts

mother:
Helen Elizabeth (O’Sullivan) Roberts

spouse:
Caro-Margaret Chenay

child:
William Allerton Roberts

child:
Jr Roberts