REAVIS, JOHN WALLACE "JACK" (13 Nov. 1899-27 July 1984) was a preeminent business lawyer, tax specialist, and managing partner of the law firm of
Born in Falls City, Nebraska, Reavis attended the public schools in Washington, D.C., and received the LL.B. degree from Cornell University in 1921, following service in the U.S. Navy during
Reavis began his career in 1921 as an associate in the law firm of
Reavis served on the board of directors for eleven major corporations including National City Bank and Diamond Shamrock Corporation. In 1964, while Chairman of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce (see
Reavis married Helen H. Lincoln on 23 May l924. They had two sons: John W., and Lincoln. Reavis, an Episcopalean, is buried in
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