Biographical / Historical
The son of Albert E. and Henrietta (Weber) Arnold, Albert E., Jr. was born in Mount Vernon, NY, December 2, 1908. At Middlebury, Arnold was the photographic editor of the Kaleidoscope (yearbook), and a loyal member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity. After graduating from Middlbury College in 1931 with a BS, Arnold studied at the Brooklyn Law School of St. Lawrence University from 1932-1935, received an LL.B, and was admitted to the New York State Bar. Beginning in 1946, and after 4 years in the Army, Arnold served the U.S. Patent Office in Washington, D.C. as an advisor to the Philadelphia and Rock Island Arsenals and later as Chief Patent Officer. In 1966 he was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and was personally welcomed to the Court by Chief Justice Warren. He was a member of the Moline Illinois American Legion, the Masonic Lodge of Middlebury, VT, the Izaac Walton League of Davenport, and the Davenport Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Arnold married Hazel F. Meyer in 1944 and they had one son, Albert E. Arnold, III. Arnold Jr. died February 20, 1994 in Davenport, Iowa.