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James Howard DeVries

James Howard DeVries, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1961. President Library International Relations, Chicago, 1980-1983; director International Trade Club, Chicago, 1974-1976, Chg. Commons, since 1999. Served to lieutenant United States Navy, 1954-1958. Member University Club (Chicago), American Corporation Counsel Association, Michigan Shores Club (Wilmette, Illinois), Chicago Literary Club.

Background

  • DeVries, James Howard was born on March 17, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of James and Ruth Frances (Heuman) DeV.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Business Management, University Colorado, 1954. Juris Doctor with distinction, University Michigan, 1961.

    Career

    • Associate Hopkins & Sutter, Chicago, 1961-1962. Partner McBride & Baker, 1963-1982. Chairman, chief executive officer LaserVideo, Inc., 1982-1988.

      Vice chairman Disc Manufacturing Inc., 1991-1997. Executive vice president, secretary Quixote Corporation, 1969-1997, retired, 1997, also board directors, since 1969. President Legal Technologies Inc., 1993-1996, also board directors.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1961.

    Membership

    President Library International Relations, Chicago, 1980-1983. Director International Trade Club, Chicago, 1974-1976, Chg. Commons, since 1999. Served to lieutenant United States Navy, 1954-1958.

    Member University Club (Chicago), American Corporation Counsel Association, Michigan Shores Club (Wilmette, Illinois), Chicago Literary Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Photography, flying.

    Connections

    • Married Eleanor Newport Smith, March 3, 1956. Children: Sara, James, Peter, Adam, Mary.
    • father: James DeV.
    • mother: Ruth Frances (Heuman) DeV.
    • spouse: Eleanor Newport Smith
    • children: Sara DeVries
    • James DeVries
    • Peter DeVries
    • Adam DeVries
    • Mary DeVries
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    Born March 17, 1932
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