Rail Legal Expert
NEW YORK CITY--Services for Fairman R. Dick, an expert in railroad regulations and a successful investment counselor for many years , will be held tomorrow in St. James Episcopal Church.
Dick, 90, served on a 1953 transportation task force for President Eisenhower.
During the 1930's, he was an expert witness in many landmark cases involving federal regulations of railroads. Dick once served as chairman of the Research Committee of the Transportation Ass'n of Amereica.
Born in Philadelphia, he was educated at St. Paul's School, Concord, N.H. and was a 1907 cum laude graduate of Harvard. While at Harvard he was a member of the Ad Club and the track team.
From 1908 to 1915, he worked with a number of investment firms on Wall St. and then he organized his own firm, Dick, Gregory, Inc.
In 1917 he joined the Army and during World War I he rose to the rank of major with the field artillery in France.
After the war he joined the firm of Roosevelt and Son, with whom he remained until 1933 when he formed another company, Dick and Merle-Smith. He retired in 1946 but stayed active with the firm as a consultant.
He qualified as a pilot in 1916 and became a member of the Early Birds of Aviation, a group of pre-World War I flyers
He was a member of the Century Ass'n, the Harvard Club, Anglers Club of New York, Downtown Club, Piping Rock Club, Sons of the American Revolution and was a past president of the Boone and Crockett Club.
He leaves his wife, Elise (Urquhard), and a nice, Miss Phyllis Dick of Manchester, Mass.