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Biography of Charles A. Neumann

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Charles A. Neumann, A. M., L. L. M., attorney and counselor at law, was born at St. Louis, Missouri, October 25, 1884. His father, the late Bernard Neumann, a native of Bavaria, Germany, came to America in 1841. He established his residence in St. Louis and devoted his life to educational work and music. He held the position of organist and choirmaster at St. Mary’s church for forty-nine years. He organized the first school picnic in St. Louis in 1868. In 1874 he married Amelia Ochs, daughter of Carl Ochs, one of the early residents of St. Louis. Bernard Neumann died July 17, 1901, aged seventy-five years, and Amelia Neumann, January 10, 1910, aged fifty-four years.

Charles A. Neumann received his primary education at St. Mary’s and St. Vincent’s schools. He attended the St. Louis University high school and was graduated with the Bachelor of Arts degree in 1903. He then devoted several years to mercantile pursuits and in 1906 and 1907 attended lectures at the St. Louis University School of Medicine. In 1910 he devoted himself to the study of law and matriculated at the St. Louis University Institute of Law. In 1912 he received the Master of Arts degree and was admitted to the practice of law by the supreme court of Missouri. In 1913 he was awarded the Bachelor of Law degree and admitted to practice in the United States district courts. He entered the postgraduate course at the St. Louis University Instltute of Law and received the degree of Master of Laws in 1914.

In 1915 he was appointed professor of the law of sales in the St. Louis University Institute of Law and in 1917 instructor in bailments, in the department of commerce and finance of the St. Louis University. Since 1919 he has also occupied the chair of medical jurisprudence in the St. Louis University College of Medicine. He has been engaged in the practice of law since 1912.

Mr. Neumann is a Roman Catholic and a member of the New Cathedral parish. He has been an officer in the Knights of Columbus since 1910. He is a member of several professional societies, including the St. Louis and State Bar Associations.


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