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The Lawrence Transplant Foundation
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Washington, DC 20006
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Mr. Rakestraw was graduated from Ohio University in 1963 (BSJ) and from Capital University Law School in 1968 (JD). He was appointed Assistant Attorney General of the State of Ohio in 1968. He became the Legislative Director for United States Senator William B. Saxbe and served from 1969 to 1973. He was appointed Assistant Attorney General of the United States by President Nixon and confirmed by the United States Senate in 1973 and served until 1975. He was appointed to the Department of State as a Reserve Foreign Service Officer by President Ford and served as Counsel to the American Ambassador in India from 1975 to 1978. In 1978 he returned to the United States and joined the law firm of Chester, Willcox and Saxbe. He has practiced law privately since 1986 and is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Ohio, Florida and the District of Columbia as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Rakestraw maintains residences in Upper Arlington, Ohio and Delray Beach, Florida. He is a private pilot and enjoys flying his own plane for business and pleasure. He is married to the former Susan Rich and has three children.