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Lawyer

William Lee Owen, American lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1939, United States Court Claims 1939, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1946, Texas 1976. Lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1945, PTO. Member American Bar Association, American Society International Law, Harvard Law School Association, American Arbitration Association, William Jewell College "J" club, Sugar Creek Country Club.

Background

Owen, William Lee was born on August 26, 1915 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Son of Benjamin Alfred and Amanda Maye (Lee) Owen.

Education

Bachelor, William Jewell College, 1934. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1937. Certified advanced management program, Harvard University, 1961.

Career

Partner, Hinton & Heron, Washington, 1939-1947;of counsel, Trans-Arabian Pipe Line Company, Beirut, Lebanon, 1947-1950;associate general counsel, Arabian American Oil Corporation, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 1951-1957;general manager governor relations, Arabian American Oil Corporation, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 1957-1961;general counsel, Arabian American Oil Corporation, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 1962-1975;private practice, Sugar Land, Texas, since 1976. Consultant Arabian American Oil Corporation, Dhahran, since 1976. Family board directors Atlantic Gulf Homes Inc., Apopka, Florida, Commonwealth Acquisitions Inc., Dallas.

Board directors FARO Pharmaceutical, Inc., Houston. Chairman advisory board Institute Transnat. Arbitration, Houston, 1989-1992.

Member of advisory board International & Comparative Law Center, Southwestern Legal Foundation, since 1968.

Achievements

  • Bar: District of Columbia 1939, United States Court Claims 1939, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1946, Texas 1976.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributing author: Private Investors Abroad, 1976, The Valuation of Nationalized Property in International Law, Volunteer IV, 1986.

Religion

Loving God went to supernatural lengths—by sending His Son to die—to provide everyone an opportunity to escape the fires of Hell and spend eternity in Heaven.

Politics

The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.

Views

Church decisions should be made as openly as possible, giving opportunities for all to contribute. It is important for all views to be heard and taken seriously, especially where Christians disagree.

Membership

Lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1945, PTO. Member American Bar Association, American Society International Law, Harvard Law School Association, American Arbitration Association, William Jewell College "J" club, Sugar Creek Country Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, music, spectator sports.

Connections

Married Mary Margaret Williams, February 5, 1944. Children: William Lee, Richard Benjamin, Randa Margaret, Thomas Andrew, David Michael.

father:
Benjamin Alfred Owen

mother:
Amanda Maye (Lee) Owen

spouse:
Mary Margaret Williams

child:
William Lee Owen

child:
Richard Benjamin Owen

child:
Randa Margaret Owen

child:
Thomas Andrew Owen

child:
David Michael Owen