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Barbara Adell Curran

Barbara Adell Curran was American law foundation administrator, lawyer, writer. Bar: Connecticut 1953.


  • Curran, Barbara Adell was born on October 21, 1928 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of John R. and Beda Curran.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Massachusetts, 1950. Bachelor of Laws, University Connecticut, 1953. Master of Laws, Yale University, 1961.


    • Attorney Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, 1953-1961. Member research staff American Bar Foundation, Chicago, 1961-1993, associate executive director, 1976-1986, research attorney, 1986-1993, research fellow emeritus, since 1993. Visiting professor University Illinois Law School, 1965, School Social Service, University Chicago, 1966-1968, Arizona State University, 1980.

      Consultant in field.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Connecticut 1953.


    • Author of eight books in field. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Member Illinois Governor's Consumer Credit Advisory Committee, 1962-1963. Consumer credit advisory committee National Conference Communications on Uniform State Laws, 1964-1970. Credit legislation subcommittee Mayor Daley's Committee on New Residents, 1966-1969.

    Consultant President's Commission on Consumer Interests, 1966-1970, Illinois Commission on Gender Bias in the Courts, 1987-1992. Member American Bar Association, Pi Beta Phi.


    • father: John R.
    • mother: Beda Curran
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