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Librarian

Alex Ladenson, Russian librarian. Bar: Illinois bar 1931. President Northtown Civic League, Chicago, 1958-1960. Member American Library Association, Illinois Library Association (president 1959-1960, Librarian Citation award 1965) Clubs: Chicago Literary.

Background

Ladenson, Alex was born on September 25, 1907 in Kiev, Russia. Came to the United States, 1913, naturalized, 1922. Son of Nathan and Bertha (Schonheit) Ladenson.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Law, Northwestern University, 1929. Juris Doctor, Northwestern University, 1932. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1935.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1938. Doctor of Letters, Rosary College, 1968.

Career

Project supervisor, World Pet Association Library Omnibus Project, Chicago, 1938-1943;assistant librarian, Chicago Public Library, 1943-1967;acting librarian, Chicago Public Library, 1967-1970;chief librarian, Chicago Public Library, 1970-1974;special executive assistant to board directors, Chicago Public Library, 1975-1978;consultant, Chicago Public Library, from 1978. Assistant dean Schurz Eve. Junior College, Chicago, 1938-1948.

Lecturer graduate department library science Rosary College, River Forest, Illinois, 1965-1969. Executive director, legal counsel Urban Libraries Council, from 1978.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois bar 1931.

Works

Membership

President Northtown Civic League, Chicago, 1958-1960. Member American Library Association, Illinois Library Association (president 1959-1960, Librarian Citation award 1965) Clubs: Chicago Literary.

Connections

Married Inez Sher, August 14, 1938. Children: Mark Lawrence, Robert Franklin.

father:
Nathan Ladenson

mother:
Bertha (Schonheit) Ladenson

spouse:
Inez Sher

children:
Mark Lawrence Ladenson

Robert Franklin Ladenson