James Edward Kilday

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James Edward
Born July 23, 1890
Sabinal, Texas
Died Sept. 18, 1966

Allie May Wideman
Born Sept. 20, 1888
Livingston, Alabama
Died June 24, 1979

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Chairman Texas Democratic Convention 1934
Regent Texas College of Arts and Industries 1938
Director and Counselor Motor Transportation Division
Railroad Commission 1939 - 1943
Special Assistant Attorney General U. S.
Anti-Trust Division, Dept. of Justice 1943 - 1960

"In Memory Of A Dedicated Life Well Spent In Seeking
Justice For His Fellow Countrymen."


James Edward Kilday
2D LT Signal Corps
World War I
July 23 1890 Sept 18 1966
Full Name: James Edward Kilday
Location: Section:Republic Hill, Section 1 (C1)
Row:G  Number:13
Reason for Eligibility: Governor's Proclamation 
Birth Date: July 23, 1890 
Died: September 18, 1966 
Burial Date: September 21, 1966 

KILDAY, JAMES EDWARD (1890~1966) James Kilday was born July 23, 1890 in Sabinal, Texas. He was educated in San Antonio where he spent his formative years. During World War I, he was a Second Lieutenant in the Signal Corps. He would later attend the University of Texas and was admitted to Bar in 1923. In 1925, he joined Andrews, Kurth, Campbell and Bradly law offices that represented the Missouri-Pacific Railroad. Mr. Kilday was associated with the International-Great Northern before it merged with the Missouri-Pacific. Following his stint as a railroad attorney, he and Judge Charles E. Lane, Associate Justice of the Texas Court of Civil Appeals, formed the law firm of Lane and Kilday. In 1943, he began a career with the Department of Justice. He was a section chief that represented the U.S. Government in trial court suits involving the Interstate Commerce Commission, the Civil Aeronautics Board, the Federal Maritime Board, the Railroad Mediation Board, the Railroad Adjustment Board, and some cases involving the Federal Trade Commission and the Post Office. Following the abolishment of his section, he became consultant to the head office of the Antitrust Division, which position he held until his retirement. Mr. Kilday died on September 18, 1966.

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