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Lawyer

William Grady Burns was American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1931.

Background

Burns, William Grady was born on April 16, 1907 in Ashdown, Arkansas, United States. Son of William Franklin and Ida (Graham) Burns.

Education

Bachelor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1929. Juris Doctor, University Chicago, 1931.

Career

Since practiced in, Chicago. Member firm Bell, Boyd & Lloyd (and predecessors), 1943-1981.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois 1931.

Religion

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.

Politics

As responsible citizens Christians should pray for elected officials, submit to just laws, pay taxes, and serve in various capacities, such as on juries, in the military, in public office, and by voting for their representative leadership.

Views

A person’s joy comes through relationships rather than purpose. In fact, it is the relationships that give meaning to services, ministries, and zeal.

Membership

Member Joseph Sears Board Education, Kenilworth, 1956-1962, president board, 1960, trustee, Village of Kenilworth, 1965-1969. Chairman, vice chairman review committees Community Fund Chicago, 1965-1970. Member citizens board University Chicago.

Member national panel American Arbitration Association, 1965-1976. Life director Executive Service Corps Chicago. Member American, Illinois, Chicago bar associations, Law Club Chicago, Legal Club Chicago, University Chicago Law School Alumni Association (president, director 1970-1972), Phi Beta Kappa, Order of Coif, Delta Tau Delta, Phi Delta Phi.

Clubs: University, Economic, Commercial (executive committee 1976-1978), Attic (president 1978-1980) (Chicago): Kenilworth (Illinois) (president 1965-1966). Westmoreland Country (Wilmette, Illinois) (secretary, director 1974-1976).

Connections

Married Margaret McDonald, November 28, 1934. Children: Margaret Ann, Susan, Catherine, Graham William, David John.

father:
William Franklin Burns

mother:
Ida (Graham) Burns

spouse:
Margaret McDonald

child:
Margaret Ann Burns

child:
Susan Burns

child:
Catherine Burns

child:
Graham William Burns

child:
David John Burns