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Lawyer

William Scott Railton, American Lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1966, Maryland. 1966, Virginia 1993, United States Patent Office 1966. Recipient Meritorious Achievement medal Department Labor, 1972, Outstanding Service award Occupational Safety and Health Administration Review Commission, 1977, elected fell. College Labor andEmployment Lawyers, 1998.

Background

Railton, William Scott was born on July 30, 1935 in Newark. Son of William Scott and Carolyn Elizabeth (Guiberson) Railton.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, U. Washington, 1962; Juris Doctor with honors, George Washington University, 1965.

Career

Associate, then partner, Kemon, Palmer & Estabrook, Washington, 1966-1970; senior trial attorney, Department Labor, Washington, 1970-1971; assistant counsel for trial litigation, Department Labor, Washington, 1971-1972; chief counsel, United States Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, Washington, 1972-1977; acting general counsel, United States Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, 1975-1977; partner, Reed, Smith, Shaw & McClay, Pittsburgh, since 1977. Lecturer George Washington University Law School, 1977-1979, seminar chairman Occupational Safety and Health Act, Government Institute, 1979-1996. Lecturer Practicing Law Institute, 1976-1979.

Achievements

  • Bar: District of Columbia 1966, Maryland. 1966, Virginia 1993, United States Patent Office 1966.

Membership

Regional chairman Montgomery County (Maryland.) Republican party, 1968-1970. President Montgomery Square Citizens Association, 1970-1971. Board directors, president Foxvale Farms Homeowners Association, 1979-1982.

President Orchards on the Potomac Homeowners Association, 1990-1992. Director Great Falls History Society, 1991-1994. ScoutmasterTroop 55 Boy Scouts American, 1993-1998.

With United States Marine Corps, 1953-1958. Fellow College Labor and Employment Lawyers. Member American Bar Association (management co-chairman occupational safety and health law committee since 1995), Maryland.

Bar Association, Virginia BarAssn., Bar Association District of Columbia (vice chairman young lawyers section 1971), Order of Coif, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Phi Delta Phi.

Connections

Married Karen Elizabeth Walsh, March 31, 1979. 1 son, William August. Children by previous marriage: William Scott, Anne Greenwood.

father:
William Scott Railton

mother:
Carolyn Elizabeth (Guiberson) Railton

spouse:
Karen Elizabeth Walsh