L. Clark Ewing, 82, attorney on Eastern Shore

October 20, 1998

L. Clark Ewing, a longtime Eastern Shore attorney who argued cases before the Supreme Court in the late 1940s, died of heart failure Sunday at home in Easton. He was 82.

Born in the Willoughby area of Queen Anne's County, he graduated from the Johns Hopkins University and earned his law degree from George Washington Law School. During World War II, he served with the Army in Europe.

After the war, Mr. Ewing was admitted to several bar associations, including Maryland and the District of Columbia. During this time, he was an assistant U.S. attorney, handling government cases that sometimes made it to the Supreme Court.

In 1952, he opened a law office in Easton. That firm continues to do business as Ewing, Dietz, Turner and Kehoe. Mr. Ewing practiced law until 1996.

During his career, including service as attorney for the town of Easton and a trial magistrate for Talbot County, Mr. Ewing belonged to numerous boards and associations. In 1968, he was president of the Talbot County Bar Association. He was a founding member and past president of the Talbot County YMCA.

His first wife, the former Leora Kidd, died in 1969. In 1970, he married Jean Wilford Lewis of Oxford.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 100 Peachblossom Road in Easton.

He also is survived by a daughter, Lesley C. Ewing of Berkeley, Calif.; two stepsons, Frederick S. Lewis III of Oxford and Mark W. Lewis of Los Angeles; a stepdaughter, Jeanie Bramble of Queen Anne; and four step-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 10/20/98

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