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Gurney Elwood Newlin
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Birth: Nov. 11, 1880
Kansas, USA
Death: May 4, 1955
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Gurney Elwood Newlin obtained his law degree and was appointed attorney for Los Angeles and Pacific Railway Company in January, 1907. Then appointed the company's general counsel in 1910. ["Who's who in the Pacific Southwest, 1913]

In 1917 Gurney served as a member of the Council of National Defense. The next year, Gurney was the Wage Adjustment Examiner in the Southern District of California for the United States Shipping Board. At the same time he served as Chairman of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Red Cross. He was selected as the Deputy Commissioner for the Red Cross to France in 1919. France awarded him the Medaille de la Reconnaissance Francaise. [Portions of an On Line Biography transcribed by Jeanne Sturgis Taylor from "American Blue Book California Lawyers" by H. James Boswell.]

Member, officer, and chair of many committees for local, state and national bar associations. Elected President of American Bar Association in 1929. ["Oakland Tribune", Oct 12 1929]

Republican Delegate to the California Convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933.

Gurney may have served as a Board Member or General Counsel of Union Oil of California. The company named an American Oil Tanker after him. The tanker was torpedoed by a German submarine and was lost in the North Atlantic in 1942.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Elwood Newlin (1850 - 1932)
  Laura Hadley Newlin (1857 - 1927)
 
 Siblings:
  Gurney Elwood Newlin (1880 - 1955)
  Helen Mordoff Newlin Hastings (1882 - 1986)*
  Emilie Newlin Bell (1888 - 1949)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Sunrise Slope, Map 1, Lot 3580, Space 3
 
Maintained by: Joan
Originally Created by: Chris Mills
Record added: Feb 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85477640
Gurney Elwood Newlin
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Gurney Elwood Newlin
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In Remembrance~
- Melissa
 Added: Mar. 8, 2013

- Libby Talley
 Added: Jul. 31, 2012

- Joan
 Added: Jul. 18, 2012
 
 
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