Log In

William Smith Burton Edit Profile

Lawyer

William Smith Burton, American lawyer. Decorated Purple Heart.

Background

Burton, William Smith was born on October 10, 1915 in Salt Lake City. Son of Harold Hitz and Selma Florence (Smith) Burton.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Bowdoin College, 1937. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1940.

Career

Associate Garfield Baldwin Jamison Hope & Ulrich, Cleveland, 1940-1951. Associate, then partner Arter & Hadden, since 1951.

Achievements

  • Avocations: tennis; curling.

Membership

Member Ohio House of Representatives, 1951-1954. President Shaker Heights Board Education, Ohio, 1956-1963. President, executive committee Nationalities Services Center, Cleveland, since 1972.

President, trustee 1st Unitarian Church, Shaker Heights, 1972-1975. Board overseers Bowdoin College, since 1971. Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946, PTO.

Fellow American Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association (chairman standing committee 1954-1958, 63-64), Aeronautical Law Association Clubs: Cleveland Skating, Cleveland City (president 1958).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis; curling.

Connections

Married Nancy Lea Conners, September 9, 1939 (divorced July 1965). Children– Susan Smith Burton Shapiro, Betsey Lea Burton Wick. Married Anne Robbins Hillman, December 18, 1965.

father:
Harold Hitz Burton

mother:
Selma Florence (Smith) Burton

spouse:
Nancy Lea Conners

spouse:
Anne Robbins Hillman

child:
Susan Smith Burton Shapiro Burton

child:
Betsey Lea Burton Wick Burton