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William S. Stanley
January 18, 1908 – September 7, 1960  




      I have the honor, in behalf of the Montgomery Bar Association, to respectfully ask the Court to pay tribute to the memory of a distinguished lawyer, and counselor at law of Montgomery County, Maryland. I announce formally to your honors the death of William S. Stanley, Esquire, on September 7, 1960. 

     William S. Stanley was born in Henderson, Kentucky, on January 18, 1908, the son of the distinguished United States Senator from the Sovereign State of Kentucky. At the time of his death, Mr. Stanley resided at 5011 Greenway Drive, Green Acres, Montgomery County. 

     He was a graduate of Western High School, District of Columbia, and received his A.B. Degree from George Washington University in 1931. He received his LLB Degree from the George Washington University School of Law in 1936. 

     Mr. Stanley is survived by his wife, Louise T. Stanley; two sons, William S., Jr., and Charles; and a daughter, Elizabeth. 

     His important career included service with the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Illustrative Drafting Section before World War II. During the war, he became an illustrator and pictorial draftsman for the Office of Strategic Services and was a Reserve Officer in the U. S. Air Force, Intelligence Headquarters of the War Department, until his retirement on disability in 1944. 

     Mr. Stanley passed the District of Columbia Bar in 1944 and was admitted to the Maryland Bar I 1945. From 1955 until his death, he served as full-time Associate Counsel in the Legal Department of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. 

     An outstanding civic and business leader, Mr. Stanley was president of the Kensington Chamber of Commerce from 1953 to 1960. He was a member of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, and Washington Board of Trade, and the District of Columbia and Maryland Bar Associations. 

     Active in Democratic Party politics for many years, he was a former Democratic Chairman of the 7th Precinct of the 7th Election District, Montgomery County. 

     I say to your honors, with deepest humility, that the career of William S. Stanley was one of which we present members of the Bench and Bar can be proud, and to which our younger lawyers can well aspire. 

     Therefore, in behalf of the Bar of this County, I move your Honors that an appropriate minute be recorded that will make lasting record in this Court of William S. Stanley’s distinguished service and mark our deepest respect to his memory. 

Respectfully submitted