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Lawyer , novelist

Cyrus Colter, American novelist, lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1940.

Background

Colter, Cyrus was born on January 8, 1910 in Noblesville, Indiana, United States. Son of James Alexander and Ethel Marietta (Bassett) Colter.

Education

Juris Doctor, Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago Kent College Law, 1940. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Illinois, 1977. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Roosevelt University, 1992.

Career

Practiced law in, Chicago, since 1946;agent, Internal Revenue Service, 1940-1942;member, Illinois Commerce Commission, 1950-1973;Chester D. Tripp professor humanities, Northwestern University, 1973-1978;professor emeritus, Northwestern University, since 1978. Consultant American Telephone & Telegraph Company, since 1974.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois 1940.

Works

Membership

Board directors Station Window To The World-television, Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Humanities Council, Chicago History Society, Chicago Reporter, Great Books Foundation. Board directors, treasurer Messenger Foundation, Chicago Served to captain Field Artillery United States Army, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member American Association of University Professors, Arts Club Chicago Clubs: Commercial (Chicago).

Wayfarers, Cliff Dwellers.

Connections

Married Imogene Mackay, January 1, 1943.

father:
James Alexander Colter

mother:
Ethel Marietta (Bassett) Colter

spouse:
Imogene Mackay