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Merle F. Wilberding
Executive Editor, Notre Dame Law Review (1968-1969)
Awarded the John F. Kennedy Scholarship while attending Notre Dame Law School (1967–1968). This scholarship was funded by Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
Awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal during my service in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
Awarded a Certificate in Librarianship for a summer program at Oxford University (England) through a program offered by the University of North Carolina (2001).
Awarded admission to Beta Phi Mu, the national honor society for library and information studies.
· Peer Rated IV by Martindale-Hubbell
· Ohio Super Lawyers
· Best Lawyers in America
· Who’s Who in America
I have an avid interest in genealogy, amassing more than 2,500 names in my extended family’s database. I am specializing in the descendants of Carl Herman Joseph Wilberding (1793-1872) who lived in the town of Holdorf, Germany until his death in 1872. Two of his children, Carl Wilberding (1827-1888), and Anton Wilberding (1841-1912), emigrated to America while a third child, Regina Wilberding (1833 – 1908), married Bernhard Strunk and remained in Holdorf.
My daughter, Abigail, has a B.A. from Purdue University, a M.Ed. from the Ohio State University, and teaches English at Upper Arlington High School in Columbus, Ohio.
My son, James, has a B.A. and a B.S. from the University of Notre Dame, a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and teaches ancient philosophy and the classics at Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany.