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William Moore Van Cleve, lawyer. Bar: Missouri 1953.


Cleve, William Moore Van was born on March 17, 1929.


Graduate, Phillips Academy, 1946. Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Princeton University, 1950. Juris Doctor, Washington University, St. Louis, 1953.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Washington University, St. Louis, 2001.


Associate Dunbar and Gaddy, St. Louis, 1955-1958. Partner Bryan Cave LLP (and predecessor firm), 1958-2000, chairman, 1973-1994, senior counsel., from 2001. Board directors Emerson Electric Company.


Trustee Washington University, since 1983, vice chairman board trustees, 1988-1993, 95-2000, chairman, 1993-1995, member executive committee, since 1985. President Eliot Society, 1982-1986. Chairman Law School National Council, 1986-1993.

Commissioner St. Louis Science Center, 1993-2000, board trustees, since 2001. Board directors, Parents As Teachers National Center, since 1991, president, 1997-2000. Member American Bar Association, Bar Association Metropolitan St. Louis, St. Louis County Bar Association, Order of Coif (honorary).

Clubs: Princeton (president 1974-1975), Noonday (president 1985), St. Louis Country, Bogey (president 1990-1991), Round Table (St. Louis).


Son of William T Van Cleve and Catherine (Baldwin) Moore Van Cleve. Married Georgia Hess Dunbar, June 27, 1953. Children: Peter Dunbar, Robert Baldwin, Sarah Van Cleve Van Doren, Emory Basford.