Earl Kintner '36 Elected President of Federal Bar Association
September 30, 1956
September 30, 1956, Greencastle, Ind. — Earl W. Kintner, general counsel for the Federal Trade Commission and 1936 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected president of the Federal Bar Association. The national bar group's membership includes more than 4,000 present and former attorneys for the federal government. Kintner was elected at the national convention in Washington, D.C.
A former prosecuting attorney in Gibson County, Indiana, Kintner served in the Navy's amphibious forces in 1944-45. He was ordered to Washington at the close of the war to serve in the war crimes office and was instrumental in setting up the war crimes prosecution program.
After serving with the United Nations Crimes Commission from 1946-48, he joined the FTC and became its top counsel in 1953. He was first vice president of the Federal Bar Association last year and has been active for several years in the American Bar Association.
Kintner returned to DePauw on January 12 to deliver a convocation address, noted in this previous story.Back