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Burdette McKendree Asbill

Male 1922 - 1992  (70 years)


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  • Name Burdette McKendree Asbill 
    Born 15 Mar 1922  Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 May 1992  Potomac, Montgomery, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • OBITUARY
      Princeton Alumni Weekly
      16 Sep 1992

      Mac Asbill Jr. '42

      THE CLASS LOST a loyal member and an outstanding attorney when Mac died May 21, 1992, in Potomac, Md., his home for most of his life. He came to Washington as a law clerk to Supreme Court justice Stanley Reed, in 1948, and then joined the law firm of Sutherland, Tuttle & Brennan, which later became Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan. He spent his entire career there, except for a year in the office of the General Counsel of the Army during the Korean War.

      Mae grew tip in Atlanta and Washington, D.C., and came to Princeton from St. Albans. He majored in English, graduating with high honors and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. During WWII he served in the Marine Corps, as an aide to Gen. Holland M. ("Howlin' Mad") Smith in the Central Pacific, and was awarded a bronze star.

      After the war Mac graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, in 1948. Mac was chairman of his law firm of 240 lawyers, with offices in Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. He was president of the Rotary Club of Washington, D.C. lie also served, until just prior to his death, as chairman of the D.C. chapter of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, as the cochairman of the National Conference of Lawyers and Public Accountants, and as secretary and trustee of the Federal City Council, among his many professional and civic activities.

      To his wife of 50 years, Jane; to his four children, Richard '65, Henry '69, William, and Anne, to his mother; and to his 11 grandchildren (including Brandon '89), the Class offers its most sincere condolences.

      The Class of 1942
    Buried St. Gabriel Cemetery, Potomac, Montgomery, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7877  Dickinson
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2011 

    Father Burdette McKendree Asbill,   b. 19 Nov 1893, Ridge Spring, Saluda, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Feb 1992, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Mother Jennie Mattox Sutherland,   b. 30 Aug 1900, Newnan, Coweta, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1997, Chevy Chase, Montgomery, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Family ID F2112  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Veterans: World War II