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William Webb Brady, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1940, United States Tax Court 1940; Certified Public Accountant, Illinois. Recipient Distinguished Service award Elgin Cosmopolitan Club, 1970, Greater Elgin Area Young Men’s Christian Association, 1987, Republican of Year award Elgin Township Republican Organization, 1975, Citizen of Year, United Way Elgin, 1978, Willis A Reed Humanitarian award, 1987.


Brady, William Webb was born on November 9, 1914 in Elgin, Illinois, United States. Son of William H. and Helen (Webb) Brady.


BCom, Northwestern University, 1936. Juris Doctor, Northwestern University, 1940. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Judson College, 1979.


Accountant Arthur Andersen & Company, Chicago, 1936-1937. Associate Mayer, Meyer, Austrian & Platt, 1940-1941. Attorney Office Price Administration, 1941-1943.

Partner Gromer & Brady, Elgin, Illinois, 1946-1950, Brady, McQueen, Martin, Collins & Jensen, predecessors, Elgin, from 1952. Private practice, 1950-1951. Member faculty School Law Northwestern University, Chicago, 1939-1979.

Special assistant attorney general State of Illinois, 1969-1976. Lecturer on taxes throughout United States and Canada.


  • Bar: Illinois 1940, United States Tax Court 1940. Certified Public Accountant, Illinois.


  • Other Work

    • Board editors Illinois Law Review, 1939-1940. Contributor articles to legal journals, chapters to books.


A founder, past president Elgin Council of Churches. President Elgin United Community Fund, 1963-1965. Chairman board trustees Judson College, 1962-1967.

Trustee Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Oak Brook, Illinois, since 1962, Baptist Theological Union, 1975-1985. Former trustee, deacon, moderator lst Baptist Church, Elgin. Member advisory board St. Joseph Hospital, since 1971.

President, 1972-1982, also co-chairman fund-raising campaign. Fellow American Bar Foundation, American College Probate Counsel, Illinois Bar Association Fellows. Member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Kane County Bar Association (Community Service award 1987), Elgin Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Elgin Country Club, Union League Chicago, Masons, Elks, Rotary (president Elgin 1954-1955).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, boating.


Married Barbara Frances Rosewater, September 28, 1940. Children: Barbara Brady Bostwick, Nancy Brady Shafer, Katherine A., Margaret Brady Safford.

William H. Brady

Helen (Webb) Brady

Barbara Frances Rosewater

Barbara Brady Bostwick Brady

Nancy Brady Shafer Brady

Katherine A. Brady

Margaret Brady Safford Brady