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Lawyer

William Henry Alexander, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1930. Citizen fellow Institute Medicine Chicago.

Background

Alexander, William Henry was born on November 16, 1902 in Thomson, Illinois, United States. Son of Cyrus Hall and Mary Letitia (Livingston) Alexander.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Knox College, 1926;postgraduate, University of Chicago Law School, 1926-1929.

Career

Law clerk to senior judge, United States Circuit Court Appeals, 1930-1935;with firm, Ashcraft & Ashcraft, Chicago, 1935-1982;member, Ashcraft & Ashcraft, 1936-1982;member, Alexander & Alexander, since 1982.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois 1930.

Religion

Since righteousness is demanded of God, one needs to know how to receive it. It is received through faith. It is having faith in God.

Politics

All human life is created by God and therefore is significant and valuable. When governments implement the capital punishment, then the life of the convicted is devalued and all possibilities of change end.

Views

The distinctive feature of the Methodist Church is that lay people are involved in decision making.

Membership

Trustee Village of Wilmette, Illinois, 1941-1945, president, 1945-1953. Honorary member Wilmette History Commission. Board directors, president Eleanor Association.

Trustee, president Chicago Wesley Memorial hospital. Trustee Northwestern University, Richard M. Genius Charitable Trusts. Member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association (president 1960-1961), Chicago History Society (life), The Field Museum (life, formerly Chicago Natural History Museum), Scabbard and Blade, Phi Alpha Delta, Lambda Chi Alpha.

Clubs: Rotary, Wilmette Curling (Wilmette). Indian Hill (Winnetka). Law (Chicago).

Connections

Married Jane Ashcraft, December 22, 1934. Children: Willa Jane, William Raymond, David Risdon, Susan Elizabeth Peck and Peter Llewellyn (twins), Edwin Michael, James Livingston.

father:
Cyrus Hall Alexander

mother:
Mary Letitia (Livingston) Alexander

spouse:
Jane Ashcraft

child:
Willa Jane Alexander

child:
William Raymond Alexander

child:
David Risdon Alexander

child:
Susan Elizabeth Peck and Peter Llewellyn Alexander (twins)

child:
Edwin Michael Alexander

child:
James Livingston Alexander