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Electra Catsonis Beahler

Electra Catsonis Beahler, American lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1970, United States Supreme Court 1974. Recipient Schaeffer award, Phi Delta Delta, 1962.


  • Beahler, Electra Catsonis was born on August 6, 1933 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Achilles and Anastasia (Carzis) Catsonis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with honors, Pennsylvania State University, 1955. Juris Doctor with honors, George Washington University, 1969.


    • Assistant editor Aero Digest, Washington, 1955—1956, Fairchild Engine & Airplane Company, Washington, 1956—1957. Executive assistant, international public relations department Kaiser Industries Corporation, 1957—1960. Secretary to president George Washington University, 1960—1962.

      Legislation assistant to Congressman Donald D. Clancy, 1962—1967. Administrative assistant to Congressman John M. Ashbrook, 1968—1973. Minority counsel education House Committee Education and Labor United States House of Representatives, 1981—1985.

      Freelance writer; consultant United States Department State United States Agency International Development, United States Information Agency.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: District of Columbia 1970, United States Supreme Court 1974.


    Board directors Public Members Association of Foreign Service. Member of American Bar Association, National Trust History Preservation, Washington Indiana Writers, George Washington University Law Association, Women's Bar Association District of Columbia, Federal Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar, Airplane Owners and Pilots Association, Ninety-Nines, International Organization Women Pilots.


    • Married John Leroy Beahler, February 7, 1973.
    • father: Achilles Catsonis
    • mother: Anastasia (Carzis) Catsonis
    • spouse: John Leroy Beahler
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