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William E. Drake, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Business Law, International Law, Corporate Law, Securities, Biotechnology.


Drake, William Everett was born on September 28, 1939 in Minneapolis. Son of Everett Almos and Ruth Cornelius (Dickson) Drake.


Bachelor, Yale University, 1961;Juris Doctor, University of Minnesota, 1966;postgraduate, London School Economics, since 1993.


Trainee, The Mitsui Bank, Tokyo, 1966;associate, Fredrikson & Byron (formerly Wheeler & Fredrikson), Minneapolis, 1966-1971;legal counsel, Medtronic Inc., Minneapolis, 1971-1976;deputy general counsel, Medtronic Inc., Minneapolis, 1976-1992;vice president, secretary, Medtronic Inc., Minneapolis, 1986-1992.


Board of directors, president Minnesota International Center, 1970-1975. Board directors, treasurer Lake Country Montessori School, Minneapolis, 1984-1988, CONNECT/United States-Russia, since 1991. With signal corps United States Army, 1961-1963.

Member American Bar Association, Minnesota Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota Lawyers International Human Rights Committee (board directors 1985-1986), Minikahda Club.


  • Other Interests

    Cross country skiing, running, golf, cooking, reading.


Married Maria Cheng, November 25, 1968 (divorced October 1981). 1 child, Zachary Matthew. Married Anne McLaughlin, January 1, 1983.

Children: Miguel Ariel Drake-McLaughlin, Nicholas Daniel Drake-McLaughlin.