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William Snow Frates, Canadian lawyer. Recipient Distinguished Eagle award, 1978, Gold medal Law-Science Academy American, 1958; Distinguished Alumnus award University Florida, 1976; Government's award Fine Arts Concil Florida, 1976.


Frates, William Snow was born on May 16, 1917 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Son of John Enos and Susan Izora (Snow) Frates.


Student advocacy program 1966), Am.


Bar: Florida bar 1941. Associate Loftin, Calkins, Anderson & Scott, Miami, 1942-1946. Partner Loftin, Anderson, Scott, McCarthy & Preston, 1951-1952, Nichols, Gaither, Green, Frates & Beckham, 1952-1961, Frates, Floyd, Pearson, Stewart, Richman & Greer, Miami, 1961-1980, Frates, Jacobs, Farrar, Novey & Blanton, Miami, since 1980.

Partner Miami Dolphins Ltd., 1969-1976. President Snow Haven Farm, Inc. Lecturer U. Florida College Law.

Chairman United States District Court Grievance Committee, from 1973. Chairman Metro Study Commission Dade County, Florida, 1970-1971, Campaign Reform Spending Committee of Dade County, 1974. Co-chairman unit F, chairman legal div.

United Way of Dade County, 1974. President Mental Health Association for Southeastern Florida, 1955-1956, Florida Association Mental Health, 1955. Member Orange Bowl Committee.

Chairman of the Board Third Century United States of America, 1970-1973. Chairman of the Board Community television Foundation S. Florida, 1971-1976, emeritus, from 1976. Board of Governors Public Broadcasting Service, 1976-1980.

Board directors Vizcayans, 1969, National Association Mental Health, 1956-1957. Trustee Public Health Trust Dade County (Jackson Memorial Hospital), 1973-1979, Chairman of the Board, 1976-1977. Trustee U. Florida Law Center Association, from 1970, chairman, 1975-1978.

Board advisory Florida International U. Visiting committee School Medicine, U. Miami, Board of Governors medical div., from 1978. Executive Board directors S. Florida council Boy Scouts American, from 1977.


The teaching of Bible shows methods by which a man can obtain salvation.


The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.


All Christians can seek to create a way of life deliberately designed to overcome evil with good and to promote justice for all.


Served to captain Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Fellow International Academy Trial Lawyers (director 1968-1973), Academy Florida Trial Lawyers, Law-Science Foundation American (national president 1959), International Society Barristers (director 1970-1973, president 1973), American Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association, Florida Bar Association (past committee chairman), Dade County Bar Association, Association Trial Lawyers American (associate editor railroad law journal 1952-1965, advising committee student advocacy program 1966), American Judicature Society, National Audubon Society, Bankers.

Clubs: Coral Reef Yacht (Miami), Biscayne Bay Yacht (Miami), Miami (Miami), American (Miami).


Married Sara Williamson Tennille, June 17, 1960. Children: William Snow, John Michael, William G. Tennille, Barbara Elizabeth Frates Kelley, Judith Ann Frates Meyer, Stephen Howard, Frederick Snow.

John Enos Frates

Susan Izora (Snow) Frates

Sara Williamson Tennille

William Snow Frates

John Michael Frates

William G. Tennille Frates

Barbara Elizabeth Frates Kelley Frates

Judith Ann Frates Meyer Frates

Stephen Howard Frates

Frederick Snow Frates