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Sumner Shannon Sollitt

Sumner Shannon Sollitt, American engineer, builder. Member Phi Sigma Kappa.


  • Sollitt, Sumner Shannon was born on July 24, 1902 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Sumner and Grace (Shannon) Sollitt.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Dartmouth, 1923.


    • ; children—Sumner Marshall, Sally Shannon, Arthur Marshall. Married second, Bettye Herb Nye, November 30, 1949;Martin, (stepchildren) Judy Nye, Nancy Nye, Sally Nye. With Sumner Sollitt Company, Chicago, since 1923, president, 1930-1955, chairman, since 1955.

      President Sumner Sollitt Company of Texas, Sumner S. Sollitt Construction Company, Sollitt Overseas Construction Company, Country Stores, Inc. Owner of Floraman Development Company.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Member Phi Sigma Kappa. Clubs: Skokie, Builders, Chicago Yacht, University, South Haven Yacht, Lake Shore, Pullman (Chicago). Club Nautico (San Juan, P.R.).


    • Married Louise Marshall, June 24, 1925 (divorced 1949).; married second, Bettye Herb Nye, November 30, 1949. Children: Sumner Marshall, Sally Shannon, Arthur Marshall.
    • father: Sumner Sollitt
    • mother: Grace (Shannon) Sollitt
    • spouses: Louise Marshall
    • Bettye Herb Nye
    • children: Sumner Marshall Sollitt
    • Sally Shannon Sollitt
    • Arthur Marshall Sollitt
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    Died April 2, 1964
    (aged 61)