March 25, 2020

Previous Commission Chairs

Each bar year runs from September through August.


Jerome J. Shestack* (1973 – 1976)

  • ABA Medal Recipient (2006)
  • ABA President (1997 – 1998)
  • ABA Board of Governors (1992 – 1995)
  • United States Ambassador to the United Nations –Carter Administration (1977 – 1981)

 

John H. Lashly* (1976 – 1979)

  • ABA Board of Governors (1970 - 1973)
  • Missouri State Bar Association, President (1966 – 1967)
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan Saint Louis, MO, President (1960 – 1961) 

 

John McNeill Smith, Jr.* (1979 – 1982)

  • State of North Carolina Senate, Senator (1972 – 1978)
  • State of North Carolina House of Representatives, Representative (1970 – 1972)
 

 

Bruce J. Ennis* (1982 – 1985)

 

 

 

David B. Wexler (1985 – 1989)

 

 

 

Ruth A. Luckasson (1989 – 1992)

 

 

H. Rutherford Turnbull, III (1992 – 1995)

 

 

The Honorable Judge Richard S. Brown (1995 – 1998)

  • State of Wisconsin Court of Appeals – District II, Chief Judge (2006 – 2015)
  • State of Wisconsin Court of Appeals – District II, Appellate Judge (1978 – 2006)

 

James F. Carr (1998 – 2001)

  • ABA Board of Governors (2010 - 2013)

 

The Honorable Judge Richard B. Teitelman* (2001 – 2004)

  • State of Missouri Supreme Court, Judge (2002 – 2016)
  • State of Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Appellate Judge (1998 – 2002)
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, MO, President (1989 – 1990)

 

Scott C. LaBarre (2004 – 2007)

  • ABA Board of Governors (2016 – )
 

Alex J. Hurder (2007 – 2010)

 

Katherine H. O'Neil (2010 - 2013)

  • ABA Board of Governors (2007 - 2010)
 

Mark D. Agrast (2013 – 2016)

  • ABA Board of Governors (2004 - 2007)


Robert T. Gonzales (2016 – 2019)

  • ABA Board of Governors (2013 – 2016)
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents, President (2001 – 2002)
  • Maryland State Bar Association, President (1995 – 1996)
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City, MD, President (1992 – 1993)