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Barbara Adell Curran, American Law foundation administrator, lawyer, writer ( law: pract. & administration, Writ.)Commercial, consumer (including collections, credit)law foundation administrator, lawyer, writer. Member Illinois Governor's Consumer Credit Advisory committee, 1962-1963; Member American Bar Association, Pi Beta Phi.


Curran, Barbara Adell was born on October 21, 1928 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of John R. and Beda (Parkins) Curran. Bachelor, U. Massachusetts, 1950.


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


Bar: Connecticut 1953. 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, 1993^.

Visiting professor University of Illinois Law School, 1965, School Social Service, University of Chicago, 1966-1968, Arizona State University, 1980. Consultant in field.


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.