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Hale, G. E. (George Ellery) (1913-) | Lake Forest College Archives and Special Collections

Name: Hale, G. E. (George Ellery) (1913-)
Fuller Form: Hale, George Ellery

Historical Note:

George E. Hale died at seventy-six, in June of 1990, as reported in the June 24, 1990 Chicago Tribune (he had died the previous Friday).  He was a native of Chicago who graduated from Yale in 1935 and from Harvard Law School in 1938, which he followed with special graduate work at the University of Chicago Law School.

Hale's father was William Brown Hale (1875-  ), a member of the legal firm of Wilson & McIlvaine, Chicago.  He was an 1898 graduate of Yale, with a 1901 law degree from Northwestern.  He had an A.M. from Harvard, 1902.  William Hale in 1912 married Eunice Follansbee, and George E. was the first of five children, named apparently for the eminent U. of Chicago astronomer, George Ellery Hale.  The William Hales lived in Winnetka, where William was a member at Indian Hill.  William Hale also authored Private Corporations in Illinois, 1916.

Young Hale continued to follow on his father's  path, after yale and Harvard, and began his work in the law at his father's firm, Wilson & MacIlvaine, in 1939. 

After World War II George Hale having married Rosemary Danes (1942), lived in Lake Forest, and had three daughters.


Archives reference files.

"George E. Hale," Chicago Tribune, June 24, 1990.

Who's Who in Chicago and Vicinity... 1941.  Chicago; A.N. Marquis, 1941, 342 [William hale].

Note Author: Arthur H. Miller, Archivist and Librarian for Special Collections, amiller@lakeforest.edu

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