Richard Bentley is a graduate of Yale (A.B. 1917) and of Northwestern University Law School (LL.B. 1921). He has practiced in Chicago since 1922. He served as a captain of Infantry during World War I and as a captain in the Navy in World War II in charge of legal assistance. Mr. Bentley was President of The Chicago Bar Association in 1954-1955 and a former Chairman of the Section of Legal Education. He was given an LL.D. degree by John Marshall Law School in 1956. He has been a member of the Board of Editors of the American Bar Association Journal since 1946.
Charlton Ogburn has practiced law in New York City and Washington, D. C., since 1921. A graduate of Mercer University (A.B. 1902, LL.B. 1905), he practiced in Savannah, Georgia, until 1919, and then in Atlanta. Mr. Ogburn collaborated with his wife in writing two books on the authorship of the Shakespearean plays.
William W. Clary is a graduate of Pomona College (B.A. 1911, M.A. 1917) and was admitted to the California Bar in 1912 following private study. He was a partner in a Los Angeles firm from 1925 to 1956 and is now "of counsel" to that firm. Mr. Clary was a member of the California Code Commission from 1944-1955 and served as Special Assistant Attorney General of California in charge of tideland litigation from 1945 to 1948. He was awarded the degree of LL.D. by Pomona College in 1956.
John N. Hauser was born in Milwaukee in 1927. A graduate of Haverford College (A.B. 1948) and of the Yale Law School (LL.B. 1951), he was admitted to the Bars of Wisconsin in 1951 and California in 1953. Since 1953, Mr. Hauser has practiced law in San Francisco where he is a member of The State Bar of California.