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Cyrus Rachie was American lawyer. Bar: Minnesota 1934, Supreme Court of the United States Court. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award William Mitchell College Law, 1987.


Rachie, Cyrus was born on September 5, 1908 in Willmar, Minnesota, United States. Son of Elias and Amanda (Lien) Rachie.


Student, University Minnesota, 1927-1928;Juris Doctor, George Washington University, 1932;Juris Doctor, William Mitchell College Law, 1934.


Attorney Minnesota Highway Department, 1934-1943. Special assistant attorney general Minnesota, 1946-1950. Counsel Lutheran Brotherhood (fraternal life insurance company), 1950-1961.

Private practice law Minneapolis, 1961-1962. Vice president, counsel Gamble-Skogmo, Inc., 1962-1964. Vice president, general counsel Aid Association Lutherans, Appleton, Wisconsin, 1964-1970, senior vice president, general counsel, 1970-1973.

With Rachie & Rachie, 1973-1983. Private practice Minnesota, 1983—2001. Part-time special master Minnesota 4th Judicial District, 1977.

Retired, 2001

One of eleven committee members planning 1957 Lutheran World Federation in Minneapolis.


  • Bar: Minnesota 1934, Supreme Court of the United States Court.


Councillor National Lutheran Council, 1959-1966, secretary, 1962-1964, member executive committee, 1965-1966. United Lutheran Church in American delegate to 4th Assembly Lutheran World Federation, Helsinki, 1963. Past president Lutheran Welfare Society Minnesota.

Past chairman Minneapolis Mayor's Council on Human Relations. Chairman finance United Fund drive, 1967-1968. Past member board directors Minneapolis Young Men’s Christian Association.

Trustee emeritus William Mitchell College Law Augsburg College With United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member American Bar Association, Minnesota Bar Association, American Legion, Minnesota Fraternal Congress (past president), Rotary.


Married Helen Evelyn Duncanson, November 25, 1936. Children: John Burton Rachie, Janice Carolyn MacKinnon, Elisabeth Dorthea Becker.

Elias Rachie

Amanda (Lien) Rachie

Helen Evelyn Duncanson

John Burton Rachie

Janice Carolyn MacKinnon Rachie

Elisabeth Dorthea Becker Rachie