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Cushman Brewer Bissell, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1926. Decorated knight Order St. Gregory by Pope Pious XII.


Bissell, Cushman Brewer was born on July 20, 1900 in St. Marys, Ohio, United States. Son of John Winthrop and Rowena (Brewer) Bissell.


Bachelor of Arts Illinois, 1923. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1926. Juris Doctor, John Marshall Law School, 1927.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Loyola University, Chicago, 1965.


Associate, Lord, Wire & Cobb, 1926-1928;private practice, 1928-1931;partner, Lord, Lloyd & Bissell, 1931-1938;partner, Lord, Bissell & Brook, Chicago, from 1938. President Northwest National Bank Chicago, 1943, Chairman, Board Of Directors, 1944-1963, board directors, from 1963. General counsel, director General Outdoor Advertising Company, from 1942.

Board directors Nova Chrome Inc., Waylite Company.


  • Bar: Illinois 1926.


Member of Executive Committee National Catholic Community Service from 1950, Illinois Association for Crippled from 1946, United Service Organizations, 1951-1954, United Defense Fund Inc., 1951-1957. Member Chicago Crime Commission, from 1944, director 1946-1964. President Catholic Charities Chicago, 1949-1953, board directors, member Executive Committee from 1953.

President, board of directors Chicago Charitable Foundation from 1949. Vice president Chicago Community Fund, 1949-1954. Trustee University of Illinois, 1952-1959, U. Retirement System of Illinois, 1953-1959, Art.

Institute, Chicago from 1952, Loyola University from 1960. Organizer, director Citizens Greater Chicago Inc. Member University of Illinois Foundation from 1970.

Board directors Joyce Foundation from 1974. Member of council Harvard Law School, 1956-1960. Member National Conference Realtors and Lawyers, American Bar Association, (chairman law list committee 1942-1945), Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association (president 1951-1952), Harvard Law School Association (council), Chicago Club, Attic Commercial Club, Law Club, Lincoln Inn, Pi Kappa Alpha, Phi Alpha Delta, Alpha Alpha Alpha.


Married Marion Bremner, July 3, 1928. Children: Denorah, Cushman B.

John Winthrop Bissell

Rowena (Brewer) Bissell

Marion Bremner

Denorah Bissell

Cushman B. Bissell